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Welcome to the 2010 LPI! The LPI is an interactive benchmarking tool created to help countries identify the challenges and opportunities they face in their performance on trade logistics and what they can do to improve their performance – the LPI 2010 allow for comparisons across 155 countries.

picCover LPI 2010Global Trade Logistics Improving, but more Needed to Boost Recovery

The capacity of countries to efficiently move goods and connect manufacturers and consumers with international markets is improving around the world, but much more is needed to spur faster economic growth and help firms benefit from trade recovery, according to a new World Bank Group survey on trade logistics.

Full Report (pdf - 1.5mb) | Index Chart (pdf - 365k)
Press Release | Video | Feature Story | Regional Series

The Logistics Performance Index is based on a worldwide survey of operators on the ground (global freight forwarders and express carriers), providing feedback on the logistics “friendliness” of the countries in which they operate and those with which they trade. They combine in-depth knowledge of the countries in which they operate with informed qualitative assessments of other countries with which they trade, and experience of global logistics environment.

Feedback from operators is supplemented with quantitative data on the performance of key components of the logistics chain in the country of work, data collected for nearly 130 countries. A copy of the questionnaire (pdf - 1.3mb) can be downloaded here.

The LPI consists therefore of both qualitative and quantitative measures and helps build profiles of logistics friendliness for these countries. It measures performance along the logistics supply chain within a country and offers two different perspectives: International and Domestic.

  • International LPI provides qualitative evaluations of a country in six areas by its trading partners - logistics professionals working outside the country.
    • Primary data for the LPI 2010 index, available for 155 countries.
  • Domestic LPI provides both qualitative and quantitative assessments of a country by logistics professionals working inside it. It includes detailed information on the logistics environment, core logistics processes, institutions, and performance time and cost data.
    • Additional data, available for nearly 130 countries.

To access the LPI 2010 data, please use one of the three different modes available:

monitor.png Country Scorecard uses six key dimensions to benchmark countries performance and also displays the derived overall LPI index. The scorecard allows comparisons with the World (with the option to display World best performer) and with the Region or income group (with the option to display the Region’s or income group best performer) on the six key dimensions and the overall LPI index.

monitor.png Global LPI Ranking  presents performance scores of all countries on the overall LPI index, as well as on the six key dimensions, in a sortable table format. World Map provides a color-coded map for the global view of the overall LPI index and the six key dimensions.

monitor.png Cross-Country Comparison allows bar-chart comparison of up to 20 countries on their overall LPI index and six key dimensions.

Note: Comparisons with the LPI 2007 dataset will be available shortly.

The LPI survey was designed and implemented by the World Bank International Trade and Transport Departments, with Finland's Turku School of Economics (TSE). It was endorsed and promoted by the Global Facilitation Partnership for Transportation and Trade (GFP). The LPI Survey would not have been possible without the active support and participation of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and the Global Express Association (GEA).

World Bank conducts the LPI Survey every two years to improve the reliability of the indicators and to build a dataset comparable across countries and over time.

Past Report: To access the "Connecting to Compete - LPI 2007" report and related materials:

Full Report 2007 (pdf - 535k) | Index Chart LPI 2007 (jpg - 285k)
BSPAN Video 2007 | Press Release LPI 2007 | Feature Story LPI 2007 | In the News 

The "Logistics Performance Index" project received financial support from the governments of Finland, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom through the Multi-donor Trust Fund for Trade and Development.

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