Ukraine is ranked 61st in the 2014 Logistics Performance Index prepared by the World Bank, which is the highest ranking among CIS countries. Ukraine moved up five positions (from 66th) compared with the previous ranking that was compiled in 2012.
Ukraine is ranked between Argentina (up one position) and Egypt. Ukraine’s total logistics performance score is 2.98. For comparison, Germany is first with a score of 4.12 points and Somalia is last with 1.77 points.
Ukraine has a customs score of 2.69 points, an infrastructure score of 2.65, an international shipment score of 2.95, a logistics quality and competence score of 2.84, a cargo tracking and tracing score of 3.20, and a timeliness score of 3.51.
In the CIS, the highest rankings after Ukraine are 88th for Kazakhstan (2.70 points), 90th for Russia, 92nd for Armenia, 94th for Moldova, 99th for Belarus, 114th for Tajikistan, 125th for Azerbaijan, 129th for Uzbekistan, 140th for Turkmenistan, and 149th for Kyrgyzstan.
Most of the top 10 countries in the ranking are members of the European Union: Germany is followed in the ranking by the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Sweden, Norway, Luxembourg, the United States, and Japan.
The Baltic States have overtaken Ukraine to become the best-ranked countries in the post-Soviet space: Latvia is ranked 36th, Estonia 39th, and Lithuania 46th. Georgia is ranked 116th.
The Logistics Performance Index is published for the fourth time (2007, 2010, 2012, and 2014). The 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. The ranking is based on six indicators: the efficiency of customs and border management clearance, the quality of trade and transport infrastructure, the ease of arranging competitively priced shipments, the competence and quality of logistics services (trucking, forwarding, and customs brokerage), the ability to track and trace consignments, and the frequency with which shipments reach consignees within scheduled or expected delivery times.