Kazakhstan jumps 11 positions up in Logistics Performance Index


ASTANA (TCA) — Kazakhstan jumped 11 positions up and ranked 77th among 160 countries in the World Bank’s 2016 Logistics Performance Index (LPI), leaving behind such CIS countries as Russia (99), Ukraine (80), Uzbekistan (118), Belarus (120), and Kyrgyzstan (146), the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan said.

The World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) is based on a worldwide survey of operators on the ground (global freight forwarders and express carriers), providing feedback on the logistics “friendliness” of the countries in which they operate and those with which they trade. Feedback from operators is supplemented with quantitative data on the performance of key components of the logistics chain in the country of work.

The index evaluates the following six factors:

1. customs effectiveness;
2. infrastructure quality;
3. simplicity of the international cargo organization;
4. logistics competence;
5. opportunity of cargo tracking;
6. delivery terms performance.

For the last years the position of Kazakhstan on infrastructure quality has been improved by 41 positions, customs effectiveness (by 35 positions), simplicity of the international cargo organization (by 18 positions) and opportunity of cargo tracking (by 10 positions). In terms of the last two positions, a slight decline is observed.   

The Ministry of Investment and Development jointly with Kazlogistics Transporters Union of Kazakhstan earlier signed an Action Plan to improve the country’s logistics system.

Germany, Luxemburg, Sweden, Netherlands and Singapore remain the leaders in the LPI in 2016.

Sergey Kwan