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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

2012

GDP¹

Logistics

(GDP %)

2012 Logistics

Cost

3PL Revenue %

2012

3PL

Revenue

North America

Canada 1,819.0 9.0% 163.7 10.2% 16.6
Mexico 1,177.0 12.0% 141.3 9.0% 12.8
United States 15,680.0 8.5% 1,334.6 10.6% 141.8

Region

18,676.0 8.8% 1,639.6 10.5% 171.2

Europe

France 2,609.0 9.5% 247.6 10.5% 26.0
Germany 3,401.0 8.8% 299.7 10.5% 31.5
Italy 2,014.0 9.7% 195.4 10.6% 20.8
Netherlands 773.1 8.3% 64.4 14.3% 9.2
Spain 1,352.0 9.7% 130.9 10.0% 13.0
United Kingdom 2,441.0 8.8% 213.9 10.5% 22.5
Others 3,804.8 9.3% 352.9 9.9% 35.0
Region 16,394.9 9.2% 1,504.8 10.5% 158.0

Asia Pacific

Australia 1,542.0 10.5% 161.8 10.2% 16.5
China 8,227.0 18.0% 1,480.9 8.0% 118.4
Hong Kong 263.0 8.5% 22.3 11.3% 2.5
India 1,825.0 13.0% 237.1 7.0% 16.6
Indonesia 878.2 10.7% 94.0 7.2% 6.8
Japan 5,964.0 8.5% 506.9 10.5% 53.2
Malaysia 303.5 10.7% 32.5 7.1% 2.3
Philippines 250.4 10.7% 26.8 7.1% 1.9
Singapore 276.5 8.5% 23.5 11.5% 2.7
South Korea 1,156.0 9.0% 103.9 11.1% 11.5
Taiwan 474.0 9.0% 42.8 11.0% 4.7
Thailand 365.6 10.7% 39.1 7.2% 2.8
Vietnam 138.1 10.7% 14.8 7.4% 1.1
Others² 218.6 10.7% 23.4 7.3% 1.7
Region 21,881.9 12.8% 2,809.8 8.6% 242.7

South America

Argentina 475.0 12.0% 57.0 8.9% 5.1
Brazil 2,396.0 11.6% 277.9 9.0% 25.0
Chile 268.2 11.5% 30.8 9.4% 2.9
Colombia 366.0 12.5% 45.8 8.1% 3.7
Peru 199.0 12.5% 24.9 8.4% 2.1
Venezuela 382.4 11.9% 45.5 7.0% 3.2
Others 191.2 14.2% 27.2 5.8% 1.6
Region 4,277.8 12.3% 509.1 8.5% 43.6
Remaining Regions/Countries 10,599.4 17.5% 1,887.3 3.7% 69.6

Total

71,830.0

11.6%

8,350.6 8.2% 685.1

¹CIA official exchange rate GDPs (www.CIA.gov) - The World Factbook - 12/5/2013

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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