Perceived Effect of China’s Economic Slowdown on the Transportation
& Logistics Market
Survey question: How has China’s economic slowdown impacted the country’s transportation and logistics sector?
It is broadly accepted that the overall logistics market
moves in line with wider economic growth in mature
markets, and a little more than one third of survey
respondents indicated the same is true of China too. With
China rapidly transitioning towards an economy focussed
on service sector expansion, it could be that slowing
growth and declining volumes in manufacturing sectors
are being replaced with opportunities in other parts of the
economy, most notably e-commerce. The indication here
is that LSPs on the whole have managed to build a good
mix of business in their portfolios, and avoided the risks
of overexposing their operations to declining sectors of
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