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

2014

GDP¹

Logistics

(GDP %)

2014 Logistics

Cost

3PL Revenue %

2014

3PL

Revenue

North America

Canada 1,794.0 9.0% 161.5 10.2% 16.4
Mexico 1,296.0 12.0% 155.6 9.0% 14.0
United States 17,420.0 8.2% 1,436.6 10.9% 157.8

Region

20,510.0 8.6% 1,753.7 10.7% 188.2

Europe

France 2,902.0 9.5% 275.4 10.5% 28.9
Germany 3,820.0 8.8% 336.6 10.5% 35.4
Italy 2,129.0 9.7% 206.6 10.6% 21.9
Netherlands 880.4 8.3% 73.4 14.3% 10.5
Spain 1,400.0 9.7% 135.5 10.0% 13.5
United Kingdom 2,848.0 8.8% 249.6 10.5% 26.2
Others 4,135.1 9.3% 383.5 9.9% 38.0
Region 18,114.5 9.2% 1,660.6 10.5% 174.4

Asia Pacific

Australia 1,483.0 10.5% 155.6 10.2% 15.9
China 10,360.0 18.0% 1,864.8 8.0% 149.1
Hong Kong 292.7 8.5% 24.8 11.3% 2.8
India 2,048.0 13.0% 266.0 7.0% 18.6
Indonesia 856.1 10.7% 91.6 7.2% 6.6
Japan 4,770.0 8.5% 405.4 10.5% 42.6
Malaysia 336.9 10.7% 36.1 7.1% 2.6
Philippines 289.7 10.7% 31.0 7.1% 2.2
Singapore 307.1 8.5% 26.1 11.5% 3.0
South Korea 1,449.0 9.0% 130.3 11.1% 14.5
Taiwan 505.5 9.0% 45.6 11.0% 5.0
Thailand 380.5 10.7% 40.7 7.2% 2.9
Vietnam 187.8 10.7% 20.1 7.4% 1.5
Others² 300.1 10.7% 32.1 7.3% 2.3
Region 23,566.4 13.5% 3,170.2 8.5% 269.6

South America

Argentina 536.2 12.0% 64.4 8.9% 5.8
Brazil 2,244.0 11.6% 260.3 9.0% 23.4
Chile 264.1 11.5% 30.4 9.4% 2.9
Colombia 400.1 12.5% 50.1 8.1% 4.0
Peru 208.2 12.5% 26.1 8.4% 2.2
Venezuela 209.2 11.9% 24.9 7.0% 1.7
Others 229.9 14.2% 32.6 5.8% 1.9
Region 4,091.7 11.9% 488.8 8.6% 41.9
Remaining Regions/Countries 11,937.4 17.5% 2,087.4 3.7% 77.2

Total

78,220.0

11.7%

9,160.7 8.2% 751.3

¹CIA official exchange rate GDPs (www.CIA.gov) – The World Factbook (5/14/2015)
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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