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Third-party logistics - market size by region 2018

The third-party logistics (3PL) market in North America was roughly sized at 251.5 billion U.S. dollars. In a 3PL enterprise design, a firm sustains production control, but outsources some or all transport and logistics execution to a fulfillment company.

The 3PL market worldwide

In 2018, the second largest 3PL country was China, with an approximate total revenue of 203.2 billion U.S. dollars. In that same year, Belgium was the fourth leading logistics market based on the Logistics Performance Index (LPI). Globally, the 3PL industry generated almost 932 billion U.S. dollars in revenue and the fourth leading 3PL provider based on gross logistics revenue was Nippon Express.

The 3PL market in the United States

The 3PL industry in the United States kept an exponential growth rate since 2000 and reached 213.5 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2018. In that year, C.H. Robinson Worldwide was the leading 3PL provider in the United States, with a gross revenue of more than 16.6 billion U.S. dollars.

Third-party logistics market size in 2018, by region

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Release date

March 2020



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