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CONNECTING TO COMPETE: TRADE LOGISTICS IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

July 26, 2018

This sixth edition of Connecting to Compete, the Logistics Performance Index (LPI) report, presents the latest worldwide view on trade logistics performance across more than 160 countries as seen by logistics professionals. This biennial information on logistics infrastructure, service provision, cross-border trade facilitation, and other aspects is invaluable for policy makers, traders, and a wide audience of other stakeholders, including researchers and teachers. The LPI survey data provide numerical evidence on how easy or difficult it is in these countries to transport general merchandise— typically manufactured products in unitized form. The six main indicators of the international part of the LPI summarize on a five-point scale the assessments of logistics professionals worldwide trading with the country. The domestic part of the LPI indicates the quality and availability of key logistics services within a country, but due to the small number of responses, these data are more informative in comparisons by region or income group.