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India bags 35th place in World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index

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The World Bank has recently released a Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016 report titled “Connecting to Complete 2016”. The Logistics Performance Index Report is published by World Bank every two years. The LPI is an interactive benchmarking tool created to help countries identify the challenges and opportunities they face in their performance on trade logistics and what they can do to improve their performance.

Top 20 List:-

Rank Country
1 Germany
2 Luxembourg
3 Sweden
4 Netherlands
5 Singapore
6 Belgium
7 Austria
8 United Kingdom
9 Hong Kong, China
10 United States
11 Switzerland
12 Japan
13 United Arab Emirates
14 Canada
15 Finland
16 France
17 Denmark
18 Ireland
19 Australia
20 South Africa

About LPI :

The Logistics Performance Index is an interactive benchmarking tool created to help countries identify the challenges and opportunities they face in their performance on trade logistics and what they can do to improve their performance.

World Bank Report

  • The LPI 2016 allows for comparisons across 160 countries. The LPI is based on a worldwide survey of operators on the ground (global freight forwarders and express carriers), providing feedback on the logistics “friendliness” of the countries in which they operate and those with which they trade.
  • They combine in-depth knowledge of the countries in which they operate with informed qualitative assessments of other countries where they trade and experience of global logistics environment. Feedback from operators is supplemented with quantitative data on the performance of key components of the logistics chain in the country of work.
  • The LPI consists therefore of both qualitative and quantitative measures and helps build profiles of logistics friendliness for these countries. It measures performance along the logistics supply chain within a country and offers two different perspectives: international and domestic.

India’s LPI :-

India has now been ranked 35 amongst 160 countries compared to rank of 54 in LPI 2014.India bags 35th place in World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index

  • This is a jump of 19 places. Further, in terms of the six-components of the LPI i.e. Customs, Infrastructure, International Shipments, Logistics Quality and Competence, Tracking and Tracing, and Timeliness, India’s ranking is 38, 36, 39, 32, 33 and 42 respectively.
  • Improvement in India’s rank in Logistics Performance Index adequately establishes steady performance in our competitiveness in manufacturing and trade that also acts as one of the growth driver of Make in India Programme.
  • India’s score went up from 3.08 to 3.42. Germany tops the rankings with a score of 4.23. It is followed by Luxembourg, Sweden, Netherlands and Singapore. The US, with a score of 3.99, stands at 10th. China is at 27th with a score of 3.66.