Cross-Channel pricing review for Q2
Jul 13th, 2016
The UK vote for Brexit is likely to have significant effects on transport pricing over the coming months. We have already seen significant swings in the exchange rate that will impact GBP paying customers and it is at a level that is affecting the competitiveness of some product lines in and out of the UK. Fuel prices have also been gently rising in the last quarter, adding to haulier costs, particularly those filling up in the UK. Add to this the noise over the legality of French government proposals that foreign carriers operating in or through France must meet minimum wage levels, and there is plenty to consider.
Pricing trends for GBP-paying customers
It may make UK exports more competitive, but the outcome from the Brexit vote is almost certainly going to cause a rise in transport prices for GBP-paying customers. A 14% drop in the exchange rate since this time last year will drive up prices, which are mostly Euro-based due to the high volume of continental carriers on UK routes. It will make it a bit easier for UK carriers to recover some market share in international, if they are up for the challenge...
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