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Executive Summary


  • The most important factor influencing car rental in France is the increasingly evident shift of the category towards peer-to-peer bookings and car sharing, which is evidenced by apparently conflicting sources. According to a press conference from CNPA – Branche Location de Voiture, Conseil National des Professions de l’Automobile, the car rental branch of the main trade association of cars and related activities in France, the number of car rental transactions increased by 7% in 2013, with further positive growth recorded in 2014. Even so, some mainstream players concur with Euromonitor International that growth in the number of bookings for the traditional short-term rental of passenger vehicles was much less dynamic, with meagre transaction growth of only 1% in 2014, notably due to a disappointing tourist season during 2014. Total value sales of car rental even declined by 1% in current terms in 2014 due to the acceleration of price decreases from September 2014.


  • Although it is not included in traditional car rental sales, the most dynamic formats for using motor vehicles for short period of time in France over the forecast period are expected to remain indirect competitors such as car sharing schemes and peer-to-peer platforms. According to one journalist, “the car is gradually changing from the status of inviolable extension one’s little 'home' to a simple form of transport”. While for their parents, it was impossible to imagine life without the acquisition of a car, this is no longer a problem for many young and urban households in France, with increasing numbers of consumers in urban households deciding that they can do without a second car or even, in many cases, a first car, opting instead to make periodic use of another person’s car. This growing trend is likely to represent both a threat and an opportunity for the leading players in current or in France during the forecast period, resulting in increasingly blurred boundaries between traditional car rental on the one hand and car sharing schemes and peer-to-peer car booking platforms on the other, especially in the area of business car rental.

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The Car Rental in France market research report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation
  • Historic volumes and values, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth  
  • Robust and transparent market research methodology, conducted in-country

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  • What are the major brands in France?
  • Is there a shift from airport car rental to non-airport?
  • Is leisure car rental outpacing business car rental?
  • Is insurance replacement recession-resistant?

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This industry report originates from Passport, our Travel And Tourism market research database.

Table of Contents

Car Rental in France - Category Analysis





  • Table 1 Car Rental Sales: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 2 Car Rental Online Sales: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 3 Structure of Car Rental Market 2009-2014
  • Table 4 Car Rental NBO Company Shares: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 5 Car Rental Brands by Key Performance Indicators 2014
  • Table 6 Forecast Car Rental Sales: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 7 Forecast Car Rental Online Sales: Value 2014-2019

Travel in France - Industry Context


Slowdown confirmed for French travel and tourism industry

Dynamic but below-average growth for online sales

The battle rages between online travel agents and ‘bricks and clicks’ direct suppliers

The business models of travel discounters and alternative players grow in scale

More uncertainty forecast for travel and tourism


  • Summary 1 Destination France: SWOT


  • Table 8 Annual Leave: Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 9 Travellers by Age 2009-2014
  • Table 10 Seasonality: % Breakdown 2009-2014
  • Table 11 Leisure Outbound Demographics 2009-2014
  • Table 12 Other Travel Modes: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 13 Other Transport Online Sales: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 14 Forecast Other Travel Modes: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 15 Forecast Other Transport Online Sales: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 16 Activities: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 17 Forecast Activities: Value 2014-2019


  • Summary 2 Research Sources


This market research report includes the following:

  • Car Rental
    • Business Car Rental
    • Insurance Replacement
    • Leisure Car Rental
    • Car Rental Offline
    • Car Rental Online
      • Car Rental Direct
      • Car Rental Online Intermediaries

Statistics Included

For each category and subcategory you will receive the following data in Excel format:

From Passport

  • Market Sizes
  • Company Shares
  • Brand Shares
  • Internet Transactions
  • Key Performance Indicators

Market size details:

  • Retail value retail selling price % growth
  • Retail value retail selling price local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY
  • Retail value retail selling price per capita local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY
  • Transactions
  • Transactions % growth
  • Transactions per capita
  • Internet transaction value retail selling price % growth
  • Internet transaction value retail selling price local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY
  • Internet transaction value retail selling price per capita local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY
  • Number of cars
  • Number of cars % growth
  • Number of cars per capita
  • Number of days
  • Number of days % growth
  • Number of days per capita
  • Number of operators
  • Number of operators % growth
  • Number of operators per capita
  • Offline value retail selling price % growth
  • Offline value retail selling price local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY
  • Offline value retail selling price per capita local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY


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