Logistics Performance Index

Author: World Bank through its trade and transport departments.

Established: The Logistics Performance Index (LPI) was first published in 2007.

Coverage: Global. In 2012, 155 countries were ranked in the International LPI and 145 countries in the Domestic LPI.
The World Bank conducts an LPI Survey every two years.

Objective: To help countries identify the challenges and opportunities in their trade logistics performance by measuring the logistics friendliness.

Overview: Based on a worldwide survey of operators on the ground -- such as global freight forwarders and express carriers -- the LPI measures the logistics "friendliness" of 155 countries. LPI consists 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.

  • International LPI provides qualitative evaluations of a country in six areas through its trading partners - logistics professionals working outside the country. The International LPI is a summary indicator of logistics sector performance, combining data on six core performance components into a single aggregate measure: Customs, infrastructure, international shipment, logistics quality and competence, tracking and tracing, timeliness.
  • Domestic LPI provides both qualitative and quantitative assessments of a country by logistics professionals working there. It includes detailed information on the logistics environment, core logistics processes, institutions, and performance time and cost data.

Access to reports and data: http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/TRADE/0,,contentMDK:23188613~pagePK:210058~piPK:210062~theSitePK:239071,00.html

Pages that cite the LPI:

Creating Trusted Partnership
Cross-border Management and Customs
Customs Automation
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