Logistics Performance Index – Where Does Your Country Rank?

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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:

1. Customs
2. Infrastructure
3. International Shipments
4. Logistics Competence
5. Tracking and Tracing
6. Domestic Logistics Costs
7. Timeliness

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.

1. Singapore
2. Netherlands
3. Germany
4. Sweden
5. Austria

The U.S. placed 14th on the list and China 30th. Last place at 150th is Afghanistan.

You can access the LPI rankings here and the complete report in PDF format here.

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  • Carter Wood November 6, 2007, 12:49 pm

    Am I reading this wrong? I see the U.S. as ranked 14th, not 18th in LPI.

  • 3plwire November 6, 2007, 7:40 pm


    Thanks for pointing that out. You are correct, the U.S. is ranked 14th according to the report. I’ve made the change.

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