Share of supply chain costs by type worldwide 2018

Last mile delivery costs comprised the highest share of supply chain costs in 2018, with a survey conducted in that year finding that they comprised 41 percent of the total supply chain costs for the businesses surveyed. This compares to 13 percent for warehousing. Last mile delivery involves the journey of goods from a transportation hub to a final delivery point, usually a personal residence.

Share of total supply costs worldwide in 2018, by type of cost

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Release date

January 2019



Survey time period

October to November 2018

Number of respondents

500 respondents

Special properties

500 grocery retailers and consumer product firms from Netherlands, Germany, France, United Kingdom and United States.

Supplementary notes

The values may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.
The source does not provide the age of the respondents or the survey type.

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