Logistics sector: market size in Europe 2016, by country

Germany was the largest logistics market in Europe. As of 2016, the country’s market was worth 259 billion euros. This value was nearly equal to the combined logistics markets of the United Kingdom and France, which were the second and third entries in this list, respectively.
Germany profits from its location in central Europe, its well established infrastructure as well as it being the home of some of the largest logistics providers worldwide, like Deutsche Post DHL and DB Mobility Logistics.

Logistics Performance Index

According to an annual survey by the World Bank, Germany was also the leading global logistics provider in terms of performance, reaching 4.19 index points. The Logistics Performance Index measures on-the-ground trade logistics performance. Of the best scoring five countries, four were European.

Emerging markets

In terms of future development, China looked to be the most promising emerging market. As of 2019, it held an Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index of 8.87, pushing it ahead of two other Asian countries, India and the United Arab Emirates.

Market size of the logistics sector in Europe in 2016, by country

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November 2017



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