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Global 3PL Market Size Estimates

Armstrong & Associates has been calculating these Global Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Market estimates for over a decade. Information for the latest year is provided below.

Global Logistics Costs and Third-Party Logistics Revenues (US$ Billions)

Region Country

2013

GDP¹

Logistics

(GDP %)

2013 Logistics

Cost

3PL Revenue %

2013

3PL

Revenue

North America

Canada 1,848.1 9.0% 166.3 10.2% 16.9
Mexico 1,191.1 12.0% 143.0 9.0% 12.9
United States 15,930.9 8.5% 1,355.9 10.6% 146.4

Region

18,970.1 8.8% 1,665.2 10.5% 176.2

Europe

France 2,614.2 9.5% 248.0 10.5% 26.0
Germany 3,418.0 8.8% 301.2 10.5% 31.7
Italy 1,977.7 9.7% 191.9 10.6% 20.4
Netherlands 763.0 8.3% 63.6 14.3% 9.1
Spain 1,334.4 9.7% 129.2 10.0% 12.9
United Kingdom 2,475.2 8.8% 216.9 10.5% 22.8
Others 3,831.4 9.3% 355.3 9.9% 35.2
Region 16,414.1 9.2% 1,506.1 10.5% 158.1

Asia Pacific

Australia 1,580.6 10.5% 165.8 10.2% 16.9
China 8,852.3 18.0% 1,593.4 8.0% 127.4
Hong Kong 270.9 8.5% 23.0 11.3% 2.6
India 1,910.8 13.0% 248.2 7.0% 17.4
Indonesia 924.7 10.7% 99.0 7.2% 7.2
Japan 6,083.3 8.5% 517.0 10.5% 54.3
Malaysia 317.8 10.7% 34.0 7.1% 2.4
Philippines 267.4 10.7% 28.6 7.1% 2.0
Singapore 286.2 8.5% 24.3 11.5% 2.8
South Korea 1,188.4 9.0% 106.9 11.1% 11.9
Taiwan 484.4 9.0% 43.7 11.0% 4.8
Thailand 376.9 10.7% 40.3 7.2% 2.9
Vietnam 145.4 10.7% 15.6 7.4% 1.2
Others² 232.4 10.7% 24.9 7.3% 1.8
Region 22,921.4 12.8% 2,964.7 8.6% 255.6

South America

Argentina 491.6 12.0% 59.0 8.9% 5.3
Brazil 2,455.9 11.6% 284.9 9.0% 25.6
Chile 280.0 11.5% 32.2 9.4% 3.0
Colombia 381.4 12.5% 47.7 8.1% 3.9
Peru 209.1 12.5% 26.2 8.4% 2.2
Venezuela 388.5 11.9% 46.2 7.0% 3.2
Others 202.7 14.2% 28.8 5.8% 1.7
Region 4,409.2 12.3% 525.0 8.5% 44.9
Remaining Regions/Countries 11,071.7 17.5% 1,917.1 3.7% 69.0

Total

73,786.5

11.6%

8,578.1 8.2% 703.8

¹CIA official exchange rate GDPs (www.CIA.gov) - The World Factbook - 6/5/2014

²Others = Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal

Note:  Amounts may be off due to rounding.

 

Other Sources:

1.) European logistics cost adjusted by +3.1 % for Euro/$ currency changes (Yahoo.com)

2.) German increased logistics spend 3% (Log Kompass 11/2012)

3.) China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing - 18% of GDP - 2012

4.) World Bank - Connecting to Compete 2012 - Trade Logistics in the Global Economy

5.) IMF World Economic Outlook - 4/2013

6.) Armstrong & Associates, Inc. Databases

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