The World Bank has released their 2007 Logistics Performance Index. The report ranks each country on their overall trade logistics performance by looking at key indicators including the following:
Each category was given a ranking based on a 1 – 5 scale with 5 being the best. Data was gathered based on a survey of operators on the ground worldwide (global freight forwarders and express carriers). I won’t get into to any of the details here because the report simply has too much to cover, but here is a quick look at countries ranked one through five.
The U.S. placed 14th on the list and China 30th. Last place at 150th is Afghanistan.