Logistics Perfor​mance Index by the World Bank

The Logistics Performance Index is published biennially by the World Bank. The Logistics Performance Index helps countries identify the challenges and opportunities they face in their performance on trade logistics and what they can do to improve their performance. The report measures 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.

Top 5 Countries
  • 1. Germany

  • 2. Sweden

  • 3. Belgium

  • 4. Austria

  • 5. Japan

UAE in focus (2018)

The UAE ranks 11th globally with a score of 3.94 (out of 5), improving by 2 positions from the previous report. The UAE is leading MENA region and is ahead of leading economies such as Hong Kong, United States and Switzerland.

UAE ranking in sub-indices

5 th

International Shipments

15 th


10 th


13 th

Logistics Quality and Competence

13 th

Trading and Tracking

4 th


GCC Rankings