One year ago, the Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index painted a mixed picture of the global economy – while emerging markets enjoyed healthy growth, developed markets remained stalled by the European financial crisis and a faltering U.S. economy. Last year, logistics and trade professionals ranked China, India, Brazil and Russia as the likely places to emerge as logistics hubs over the next five years. What will their views be for 2013, after a year in which the European crisis deepened and a “fiscal cliff” momentarily paralyzed the world’s largest economy?
More than ever, economic circumstances are forcing businesses to look to emerging markets – growing three times faster than developed economies – as an engine of growth that may help pull an ailing global economy into the sunlight.
This year’s Index will cast light on how well-founded such optimism may be, scrutinize the variable performance of the BRIC countries and deliver a detailed report card on the next generation of high-growth economies. Learn more.