Trade Finance Market Size & Share, by Instrument Type (Letter of Credit, Supply Chain Financing, Documentary Collection, Receivable Financing/Invoice Discounting); Service Provider (Banks, Financial Institutions, Trading Houses); Trade Type (Domestic, International); Enterprises Size (Large, SMEs); Industry Outlook (BFSI, Construction, Wholesale/Retail, Manufacturing, Automobile, Shipping & Logistics) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

  • Report ID: 6024
  • Published Date: May 06, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Trade Finance Market size is anticipated to cross USD 96.2 billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 4.80% during the forecast period i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of trade finance was over USD 55 billion. International commerce and globalization have greatly accelerated the market's expansion. Financial solutions that can connect customers and suppliers across borders and time zones are becoming more and more necessary as firms expand globally. This crucial function is provided by trade finance, facilitating more seamless international commercial transactions. International trade in goods and services accounted for 25.0 % of the EU's GDP in 2022.

Moreover, businesses are exposed to a number of risks, such as credit risk, currency risk, and geopolitical risk, in an increasingly complicated world economy. Trade finance provides businesses with risk mitigation solutions, such as credit insurance and hedging tools which allow them to mitigate unexpected financial losses.

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Trade Finance Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Emerging trend for sustainable finance - The escalating demand for sustainable finance in the trade finance sector is raising the prospect of social, environmental, and governance principles. The sustainability of trade finance decisions is highly integrated into businesses and financial institutions.

    Green bonds and ESG-linked loans are amongst the most frequently used sustainability trade finance instruments. Due to the growing awareness of climate and social issues, the integration of sustainable financial practices into the trade finance industry has become popular.
  • Growing technological advancement - The trade finance market expansion is supported by the rapid development of modern technologies and digitalization. In order to avoid fraud and errors, the use of Blockchain technology has introduced transparency and safety into supply chain finance and trade settlement.

    Artificial intelligence and data analysis have been introduced to improve risk assessment and to make more accurate credit decisions to bridge the funding gap for SMEs. Innovative digital platforms were created by the Fintech Startups, to increase accessibility and affordability.


  • Complication associated with trade finance deals - The global trade finance market is expected to face a challenge from the complexity of trade finance transactions, as well as higher risks related to trade finance.
  • Regulatory standards are anticipated to hinder market growth between 2023-2036.
  • Accessibility to finance is another significant factor hampering the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Trade Finance Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2023)

USD 55 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

USD 96.2 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Trade Finance Segmentation

Industry Outlook (BFSI, Construction, Wholesale/Retail, Manufacturing, Automobile, Shipping & Logistics)

By 2036, construction segment is expected to capture over 30% trade finance market share. The construction sector has emerged as the market leader due to its special characteristics and high financial needs. A complex, cross-border supply chain is often involved in construction projects, which require extensive funding for the purchase of raw materials, heavy machinery, and skilled labor. These projects are also expected to be lengthy and require the availability of trade finance solutions, to ensure that operations continue for extended periods.

Service Provider (Banks, Financial Institutions, Trading Houses)

Based on service provider, the banks segment is poised to dominate the market with a share of 40% through 2036. Banks are widely interconnected and have strong relationships with businesses all over the world, which makes them an indispensable link for international trade transactions. In cross-border transactions, where payment and delivery guarantees are of the utmost importance, this trust is very important.

In addition, the banks offer a wide range of commercial finance products and services including letters of credit, trade loans or documentary collections. Increased use of blockchain and digital transformation of banking processes in the banks could lead to increased scope for this segment over the next eight years. In order to enhance their trade finance solutions, banks are reported to be working with financial technology organizations in order to expand their customer base. In addition, 79 percent of customers said that the availability of banking services was made easier as a result of technological innovation in banking.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:




     Instrument Type

  • Letter of Credit
  • Supply Chain Financing
  •  Documentary Collection
  • Receivable Financing/Invoice Discounting


     Service Provider

  • Banks
  • Financial Institutions
  • Trading Houses


     Trade Type

  • Domestic
  • International


     Enterprises Size

  • Large Enterprises
  • SMEs




     Industry Outlook

  • BFSI
  • Construction
  • Wholesale/Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Automobile
  •  Shipping & Logistics


     End User

  • Importer
  • Exporter
  • Trade Intermediaries

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Trade Finance Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecasts

The North America region will hold the largest share of 35% by the end of 2036. Some of the world's largest and most influential financial institutions, including major banks and financial centers such as New York, are present in the region. These institutions have a global presence and broad networks, allowing them to offer large volumes of trade finance services to businesses active in the field of International Trade. The United States is a major importer and exporter of goods and services in the world with export and import products and services worth USD 70 trillion. In addition, North America has a strong and diverse economy that is largely oriented towards international trade.

APAC Market Statistics

The trade finance market in the Asia Pacific region is set to grow substantially during the time period between 2024 -2036. India, China, and Japan considered the fastest escalating economies of the world with major international trade players are situated in the Asia Pacific region. Increased imports and exports have led to an increased demand for trade finance services to facilitate these transactions, as a result of the region's expanding middle class and rising consumption. In addition, the Asia Pacific region is a major business center due to its geographic proximity to some of the world's most important global supply chains and trading partners.

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Companies Dominating the Trade Finance Landscape

    • BNP Paribas
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      • Regional Presence
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    • Citigroup, Inc.
    • TD Bank
    • Standard Chartered
    • Exim Bank of India
    • DBS Bank Ltd
    • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    • Santander Bank
    • Deutsche Bank AG
    • Bank of America Corporation

In the News

  • Standard Chartered’s Private Banking Division has introduced an innovative alternative lending solution targeting trade finance, extending access to its extensive portfolio of post-shipment short-term corporate receivables to its high net worth investors base. In this context, the exclusive right to supervise the distribution of such receivables is held by Standard Chartered Private Bank.
  • The Exim Bank of India has introduced a new division in the International Finance Tec-City of Gujarat in the second half of 2023 in order to highlight the trade finance activities. In Asia, these actions will lead to the growth of trade finance.

Author Credits:  Abhishek Verma, Hetal Singh

  • Report ID: 6024
  • Published Date: May 06, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~5% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024 -2036.

The major players in the market are of TD Bank, Standard Chartered, Exim Bank of India, DBS Bank Ltd, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Santander Bank, Deutsche Bank AG, Bank of America Corporation, and others.

The banks segment is predicted to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in North America is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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