Transportation & Logistics Analysis

Road transportation prices down slightly in July

August 20 2021

French road transportation prices fell by 0.5% in July 2021, according to our Upply Freight Index, in a context of tightening health restrictions. Diesel prices continue to rise.

After a month of June characterized by the easing of health restrictions, the month of July 2021 was marked by the ramp-up of Covid-19 vaccinations. The clampdown aimed at fighting the rapid spread of the Delta variant did not stop there. Border controls were tightened from July 12. At the same time, the COVID pass became compulsory in places of leisure and culture, followed by restaurants, large shopping centers or even long-distance transport, to name but a few examples.

In this context of a "general mobilization" to encourage vaccination, and despite sustained activity, road transportation prices fell by 0.5% in France in July compared to June, reveals our Upply database. However year-on-year prices rose 3.1% (+ 0.7% over 2 years).

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Source : Upply

These results indicate that activity continues to be trending upward over the long term, while showing a “glitch” that has disrupted the continuous dynamic that we have observed since March 2021.

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With more than 20 years of experience in the international supply chain, William works as a road transportation expert for Upply. Entrepreneur by nature, he has successively worked in operational and functional management among various industries, such as chemistry, automotive and building materials; alternately shipper and service provider.