Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2017

Prospects for Emerging Trade Lanes

Survey question: Which of the following trade lanes do you believe have the greatest potential for future growth?

The intra-Asia trade lane remains the most promising according to survey respondents. This is despite China’s lower demand for commodities and weak growth in trade volumes. The region is, though, increasingly interconnected with many markets involved in various stages of production, with components across the value chain manufactured in several different markets before being shipped to an assembly location for re-export. The lane is also expected to see a boost in volumes as consumption in the region rises, with a greater proportion of goods shipped to destination markets in the region, rather than being sent elsewhere in the world. As a measure of the growth in consumption across Asia Pacific, its share of world consumption is expected to increase from 27% in 2016 to 39% by 2035, according to IHS Global Insight.

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Sources: Transport Intelligence