UAE ranks high as logistics friendly economy

Published: Friday, February 12, 2016

The UAE contains some of the best business conditions for growth among all emerging

markets, according to the 2016 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index.

The seventh edition of the annual index ranks 45 leading emerging economies based on their

size, business conditions, infrastructure and other factors that make them attractive to the

logistics industry.

The index includes a survey of more than 1,100 global logistics and supply chain executives

from logistics providers, freight forwarders, shipping lines, air cargo carriers and distributors.

The UAE ranks ahead of much larger economies, finishing second overall behind only China

among the countries in the 2016 Index.

China’s economy is 25 times larger than the UAE’s; India’s is five times the size and Brazil’s is

six times larger.

Among the GCC countries in the Index, UAE, Qatar and Oman are the most business friendly,

based on a combination of market access, risk, regulation, foreign investment, urbanisation and

wealth distribution.

Other Gulf States that ranked near the top in business conditions were Saudi Arabia (5); Kuwait

(9) and Bahrain (11).