Fuel cards in Europe, Top 5 markets, 2010-2020; France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK

Pages: 123 Published: March 01, 2016 Report Code: VR0073SR

The European top five commercial fuel card markets are worth €50.7bn. In recent years the proportion of fuel purchased on fuel cards has increased and a number of smaller, independent oil company fuel card issuers have emerged. In 2015, fuel card volumes across the top five markets grew 1.9% totaling just less than 42.2bn liters. Germany is the largest fuel card market in Europe and accounts for 32.2% of fuel card volume sales across the region but the popularity of fuel cards varies across the continent. Verdict predicts that growth in the top five fuel card markets is likely to come from the UK as small fleet vehicles turn to fuel cards to reduce transport costs.

Scope

Commercial fleets to provide volume growth potential. Over the last five years the numbers of fleet vehicles in the top five European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK) have been slowly growing as card eligibility levels are reduced and the fleet sector faces increasing competition from foreign companies. This trend will continue to grow as fuel prices begin to rise towards 2020, forcing fleets to use fuel cards to lower transport costs and remain competitive.

Supermarket fuel cards bring potential threat. Supermarket retailers that launch their own fuel cards provide a large potential threat to the French and UK fuel card markets as they have the ability to easily target fleet vehicles, which will be the highest growing segment of the market towards 2020. Many fleet vehicles in the UK and France use supermarket sites due to their low pricing and have already built up a level of loyalty and familiarity with certain sites and retailers. In order to expand this usage by small to medium fleets, supermarket retailers should consider launching their own fuel card, as Intermarché and Auchan have done in France.

Foreign fleets to cause volume growth in top five markets. The proportion of fuel card volumes sold across most of the European top five to foreign fuel cards will increase year on year towards 2020 as international trade levels increase. Since the European economic crisis of 2008–2009, international trade levels have been rising as markets have recovered and foreign fuel cards have made up larger proportions of total fuel volumes. This has been made a key segment of the market for card operators wanting to increase fuel card volumes over the next five years to target.

Reasons to Buy

Plan effective market entry strategies by uncovering the current and future volume and value of fuel card transactions in the top five fuel card markets in Europe.

Assess whether you should increase network acceptance of your card and identify potential new merchants by uncovering the position of competitors.

Whether you are an issuer, a processor, a leasing company, or a fuel retailer, make informed pitches to partners by understanding their business.

Enhance fuel sales at your service stations by identifying which fuel cards you should accept based on their market shares and network acceptance.

Table of Contents

Table of contents

Table of Figures

List of tables

Trends -Top five european markets

Commercial fleets to provide volume growth potential

Small fleets turn to fuel cards to remain competitive

Supermarket retailers present opportunities and significant threats

Supermarket retailers to affect the UK and French markets towards 2020

Supermarket fuel cards bring potential threat

Supermarkets reputations for low pricing would appeal to fleets

Supermarket retailers provide potential partnership opportunities

Foreign fleets to cause volume growth in top five markets

Increasing international trade levels will boost volumes

France

Fuel Card Market Size

Service stations

Fuel card volumes

Fuel card value

Fuel Card Market Forecast

Service stations

Fuel card volumes

Fuel card value

Fuel Card Channel Shares

Fleet fuel card volumes

CRT fuel card volumes

Fuel Card Market Shares

TOTAL continues French market dominance

Fuel Card Major Competitors

Company sites accepting commercial fuel cards

Company commercial fleet and CRT fuel card volumes

Germany

Fuel Card Market Size

Service stations

Fuel card volumes

Fuel card value

Fuel Card Market Forecast

Service stations

Fuel card volumes

Fuel card value

Fuel Card Channel Shares

Fleet fuel card volumes

CRT fuel card volumes

Fuel Card Market Shares

Fuel Card Major Competitors

Company sites accepting commercial fuel cards

Company commercial fleet and CRT fuel card volumes

Italy

Fuel Card Market Size

Service stations

Fuel card volumes

Fuel card value

Fuel Card Market Forecast

Service stations

Fuel card volumes

Fuel card value

Fuel Card Channel Shares

Fleet fuel card volumes

CRT fuel card volumes

Fuel Card Market Shares

Fuel Card Major Competitors

Company sites accepting commercial fuel cards

Company commercial fleet and CRT fuel card volumes

Spain

Fuel Card Market Size

Service stations

Fuel card volumes

Fuel card value

Fuel Card Market Forecast

Service stations

Fuel card volumes

Fuel card value

Fuel Card Channel Shares

Fleet fuel card volumes

CRT fuel card volumes

Fuel Card Market Shares

Fuel Card Major Competitors

Company sites accepting commercial fuel cards

Company commercial fleet and CRT fuel card volumes

UK

Fuel Card Market Size

Service stations

Fuel card volumes

Fuel card value

Fuel Card Market Forecast

Service stations

Fuel card volumes

Fuel card value

Fuel Card Channel Shares

Fleet fuel card volumes

CRT fuel card volumes

Fuel Card Market Shares

Fuel Card Major Competitors

Company sites accepting commercial fuel cards

BP has the largest site network in the UK

Company commercial fleet and CRT fuel card volumes

All Star will sell

23.5% of all fleet volumes in 2020

Appendix

Methodology

Reporting dates

Stage one – Primary research

Stage two – Market modeling

Stage three – Primary validation

Stage four – Data finalization

Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Fuel card volume market shares (%), France, 2010-15e

Table 2: Fuel card volumes (million litres), France, 2010-15e

Table 3: Company sites accepting commercial fuel cards, France, 2010-15e

Table 4: Company commercial fleet fuel card volumes (million litres), France, 2015e-20e

Table 5: Company commercial CRT fuel card volumes (million litres), France, 2015e-20e

Table 6: Fuel card volume market shares (%), Germany, 2010-15e

Table 7: Fuel card volumes (million litres), Germany, 2010-15e

Table 8: Company sites accepting commercial fuel cards, Germany, 2010-15e

Table 9: Company commercial fleet fuel card volumes (million litres), Germany, 2015e-20e

Table 10: Company commercial CRT fuel card volumes (million litres), Germany, 2015e-20e

Table 11: Fuel card volume market shares (%), Italy, 2010-15e

Table 12: Fuel card volumes (million litres), Italy, 2010-15e

Table 13: Company sites accepting commercial fuel cards, Italy, 2010-15e

Table 14: Company commercial fleet fuel card volumes (million litres), Italy, 2015e-20e

Table 15: Company commercial CRT fuel card volumes (million litres), Italy, 2015e-20e

Table 16: Fuel card volume market shares (%), Spain, 2010-15e

Table 17: Fuel card volumes (million litres), Spain, 2010-15e

Table 18: Company sites accepting commercial fuel cards, Spain, 2010-15e

Table 19: Company commercial fleet fuel card volumes (million litres), Spain, 2015e-20e

Table 20: Company commercial CRT fuel card volumes (million litres), Spain, 2015e-20e

Table 21: Fuel card volume market shares (%), UK, 2010-15e

Table 22: Fuel card volumes (million litres), UK, 2010-15e

Table 23: Company sites accepting commercial fuel cards, UK, 2010-15e

Table 24: Company commercial fleet fuel card volumes (million litres), UK, 2015e-20e

Table 25: Company commercial CRT fuel card volumes (million litres), UK, 2015e-20e

Table 26: Change in reporting dates, 2014

List of Figures

Figure 1: Total number of fleet fuel cards issued in the top five European markets, 2015e-20e

Figure 2: Total foreign fuel card volumes in European top five markets, 2015e and 2020e

Figure 3: Total service stations and year-on-year growth (%), France, 2010-15e

Figure 4: Total number of fuel cards issued and proportion that are active (%), France, 2010-15e

Figure 5: Fuel card volumes (million litres) and year-on-year growth (%), France, 2010-15e

Figure 6: Total service station volumes and fuel card volumes (million litres), France, 2010-15e

Figure 7: Fuel card value (€m) and year-on-year growth (%), France, 2010-15e

Figure 8: Total value of fuel sold and fuel card values (€m), France, 2010-15e

Figure 9: Total service stations and year-on-year growth (%), France, 2015e-20e

Figure 10: Total number of fuel cards issued and proportion that are active (%), France, 2015e-20e

Figure 11: Fuel card volumes (million litres) and year-on-year growth (%), France, 2015e-20e

Figure 12: Total service station volumes and fuel card volumes (million litres), France, 2015e-20e

Figure 13: Fuel card value (€m) and year-on-year growth (%), France, 2015e-20e

Figure 14: Total value of fuel sold and fuel card values (€m), France, 2015e-20e

Figure 15: Total fleet fuel card volumes (million litres) and year-on-year growth (%), France, 2010-20e

Figure 16: Total CRT fuel card volumes (million litres) and year-on-year growth (%), France, 2010-20e

Figure 17: Total fleet and CRT fuel card volumes (million litres), France, 2010-20e

Figure 18: Fuel card volume market shares (%), France, 2015e

Figure 19: Total service stations and year-on-year growth (%), Germany, 2010-15e

Figure 20: Total number of fuel cards issued and proportion that are active (%), Germany, 2010-15e

Figure 21: Fuel card volumes (million litres) and year-on-year growth (%), Germany, 2010-15e

Figure 22: Total service station volumes and fuel card volumes (million litres), Germany, 2010-15e

Figure 23: Fuel card value (€m) and year-on-year growth (%), Germany, 2010-15e

Figure 24: Total value of fuel sold and fuel card values (€m), Germany, 2010-15e

Figure 25: Total service stations and year-on-year growth (%), Germany, 2015e-20e

Figure 26: Total number of fuel cards issued and proportion that are active (%), Germany, 2015e-20e

Figure 27: Fuel card volumes (million litres) and year-on-year growth (%), Germany, 2015e-20e

Figure 28: Total service station volumes and fuel card volumes (million litres), Germany, 2015e-20e

Figure 29: Fuel card value (€m) and year-on-year growth (%), Germany, 2015e-20e

Figure 30: Total value of fuel sold and fuel card values (€m), Germany, 2015e-20e

Figure 31: Total fleet fuel card volumes (million litres) and year-on-year growth (%), Germany, 2010-20e

Figure 32: Total CRT fuel card volumes (million litres) and year-on-year growth (%), Germany, 2010-20e

Figure 33: Total fleet and CRT fuel card volumes (million litres), Germany, 2010-20e

Figure 34: Fuel card volume market shares (%), Germany, 2015e

Figure 35: Total service stations and year-on-year growth (%), Italy, 2010-15e

Figure 36: Total number of fuel cards issued and proportion that are active (%), Italy, 2010-15e

Figure 37: Fuel card volumes (million litres) and year-on-year growth (%), Italy, 2010-15e

Figure 38: Total service station volumes and fuel card volumes (million litres), Italy, 2010-15e

Figure 39: Fuel card value (€m) and year-on-year growth (%), Italy, 2010-15e

Figure 40: Total value of fuel sold and fuel card values (€m), Italy, 2010-15e

Figure 41: Total service stations and year-on-year growth (%), Italy, 2015e-20e

Figure 42: Total number of fuel cards issued and proportion that are active (%), Italy, 2015e-20e

Figure 43: Fuel card volumes (million litres) and year-on-year growth (%), Italy, 2015e-20e

Figure 44: Total service station volumes and fuel card volumes (million litres), Italy, 2015e-20e

Figure 45: Fuel card value (€m) and year-on-year growth (%), Italy, 2015e-20e

Figure 46: Total value of fuel sold and fuel card values (€m), Italy, 2015e-20e

Figure 47: Total fleet fuel card volumes (million litres) and year-on-year growth (%), Italy, 2010-20e

Figure 48: Total CRT fuel card volumes (million litres) and year-on-year growth (%), Italy, 2010-20e

Figure 49: Total fleet and CRT fuel card volumes (million litres), Italy, 2010-20e

Figure 50: Fuel card volume market shares (%), Italy, 2015e

Figure 51: Total service stations and year-on-year growth (%), Spain, 2010-15e

Figure 52: Total number of fuel cards issued and proportion that are active (%), Spain, 2010-15e

Figure 53: Fuel card volumes (million litres) and year-on-year growth (%), Spain, 2010-15e

Figure 54: Total service station volumes and fuel card volumes (million litres), Spain, 2010-15e

Figure 55: Fuel card value (€m) and year-on-year growth (%), Spain, 2010-15e

Figure 56: Total value of fuel sold and fuel card values (€m), Spain, 2010-15e

Figure 57: Total service stations and year-on-year growth (%), Spain, 2015e-20e

Figure 58: Total number of fuel cards issued and proportion that are active (%), Spain, 2015e-20e

Figure 59: Fuel card volumes (million litres) and year-on-year growth (%), Spain, 2015e-20e

Figure 60: Total service station volumes and fuel card volumes (million litres), Spain, 2015e-20e

Figure 61: Fuel card value (€m) and year-on-year growth (%), Spain, 2015e-20e

Figure 62: Total value of fuel sold and fuel card values (€m), Spain, 2015e-20e

Figure 63: Total fleet fuel card volumes (million litres) and year-on-year growth (%), Spain, 2010-20e

Figure 64: Total CRT fuel card volumes (million litres) and year-on-year growth (%), Spain, 2010-20e

Figure 65: Total fleet and CRT fuel card volumes (million litres), Spain, 2010-20e

Figure 66: Fuel card volume market shares (%), Spain, 2015e

Figure 67: Total service stations and year-on-year growth (%), UK, 2010-15e

Figure 68: Total number of fuel cards issued and proportion that are active (%), UK, 2010-15e

Figure 69: Fuel card volumes (million litres) and year-on-year growth (%), UK, 2010-15e

Figure 70: Total service station volumes and fuel card volumes (million litres), UK, 2010-15e

Figure 71: Fuel card value (€m) and year-on-year growth (%), UK, 2010-15e

Figure 72: Total value of fuel sold and fuel card values (€m), UK, 2010-15e

Figure 73: Total service stations and year-on-year growth (%), UK, 2015e-20e

Figure 74: Total number of fuel cards issued and proportion that are active (%), UK, 2015e-20e

Figure 75: Fuel card volumes (million litres) and year-on-year growth (%), UK, 2015e-20e

Figure 76: Total service station volumes and fuel card volumes (million litres), UK, 2015e-20e

Figure 77: Fuel card value (€m) and year-on-year growth (%), UK, 2015e-20e

Figure 78: Total value of fuel sold and fuel card values (€m), UK, 2015e-20e

Figure 79: Total fleet fuel card volumes (million litres) and year-on-year growth (%), UK, 2010-20e

Figure 80: Total CRT fuel card volumes (million litres) and year-on-year growth (%), UK, 2010-20e

Figure 81: Total fleet and CRT fuel card volumes (million litres), UK, 2010-20e

Figure 82: Fuel card volume market shares (%), UK, 2015e

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