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

2015

GDP¹

Logistics

(GDP %)

2015 Logistics

Cost

3PL Revenue %

2015

3PL

Revenue

North America

Canada 1,573.0 9.0% 141.6 10.2% 14.4
Mexico 1,161.0 12.0% 139.4 10.4% 14.5
United States 17,970.0 8.2% 1,473.5 10.9% 161.2
Region 20,704.0 8.6% 1,754.5 10.7% 190.1

Europe

France 2,423.0 9.5% 229.9 10.5% 24.1
Germany 3,371.0 8.8% 297.1 10.5% 31.2
Italy 1,819.0 9.7% 176.5 10.6% 18.7
Netherlands 750.8 8.3% 62.6 14.3% 9.0
Spain 1,221.0 9.7% 118.2 10.0% 11.8
United Kingdom 2,865.0 8.8% 251.1 10.5% 26.4
Others 3,621.5 9.3% 335.9 9.9% 33.3
Region 16,071.3 9.2% 1,471.3 10.5% 154.5

Asia Pacific

Australia 1,241.0 10.5% 130.2 10.2% 13.3
China 11,380.0 18.0% 2,048.4 8.0% 163.8
Hong Kong 307.8 8.5% 26.1 11.3% 2.9
India 2,183.0 13.0% 283.6 7.0% 19.8
Indonesia 872.6 10.7% 93.4 7.2% 6.8
Japan 4,127.0 8.5% 350.8 10.5% 36.8
Malaysia 313.5 10.7% 33.6 7.1% 2.4
Philippines 292.0 10.7% 31.3 7.1% 2.2
Singapore 294.0 8.5% 25.0 11.5% 2.9
South Korea 1,393.0 9.0% 125.3 11.1% 13.9
Taiwan 518.8 9.0% 46.8 11.0% 5.1
Thailand 373.5 10.7% 39.9 7.2% 2.9
Vietnam 198.8 10.7% 21.3 7.4% 1.6
Others² 319.8 10.7% 34.2 7.3% 2.5
Region 23,814.8 13.5% 3,289.9 8.5% 276.9

South America

Argentina 578.7 12.0% 69.5 8.9% 6.2
Brazil 1,800.0 11.6% 208.8 9.0% 18.8
Chile 240.0 11.5% 27.6 9.4% 2.6
Colombia 274.2 12.5% 34.3 8.1% 2.8
Peru 179.9 12.5% 22.5 8.4% 1.9
Venezuela 131.9 11.9% 15.7 7.0% 1.1
Others 226.6 14.2% 32.2 5.8% 1.9
Region 3,431.3 11.9% 410.6 8.6% 35.3
Remaining Regions/Countries 9,923.3 17.5% 1,735.2 3.7% 64.2
TOTAL 73,944.7 11.7% 8,661.5 8.2% 721.0

¹CIA official exchange rate GDPs (www.CIA.gov) – The World Factbook (5/31/2016)
²Others = Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal
Note: Amounts may be off due to rounding.

Other Sources:

World Bank – Connecting to Compete 2012 – Trade Logistics in the Global Economy
IMF World Economic Outlook – 4/2013
Armstrong & Associates, Inc. Databases

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