GLOBAL FREIGHT RESILIENCE INDEX© 2020 RANKING



The Global Freight Resilience Index© (GFRI) was launched in January 2020 in Davos alongside the World Economic Forum annual meeting. The Index comprises three sub-pillars: Policy Opportunity, Freight Performance and Urgency to Act. It takes into consideration indicators at the country-level:

  • The policy opportunity pillar analyses a country’s current trajectory and potential for further improving its macro-environmental factors, specifically, institutional, economic, social, and technological factors. Indicators in this pillar evaluate a government’s conduciveness to trade by assessing its overall economic resilience.
  • The freight performance pillar analyses a country’s relative performance in trade, freight and logistics. Indicators in this pillar evaluate the level of service and the relative success in trade and logistics performance.
  • The urgency to act pillar provides a measure of the magnitude of misalignment between a country’s policy opportunity and freight performance indicators and thus, the degree of criticality to take actions.

Countries with high freight resilience have macro-economic environments that effectively leverage their logistics infrastructure to create global trade opportunities. They convert these opportunities into tangible results by providing advantages in cost, time and service delivery. A resilient freight market is defined as one having the ability to sustain trade flows for a wide range of markets. Resilient freight markets can withstand external shocks because of their flexibility and adaptability.


Country GFRI 2020 Rank GFRI Score (1-100) 1. Policy Opportunity Pillar Rank 1. Policy Opportunity Pillar Score (1-100) 2. Freight Performance Pillar Rank 2. Freight Performance Pillar Score (1-100) 3. Urgency to Act Pillar Rank 3. Urgency to Act Pillar Score (1-100)
Singapore 1 100.0 1 100.0 2 97.9 14 95.7
Hong Kong SAR, China 2 87.7 11 86.1 1 100.0 77 70.7
Netherlands 3 87.6 10 86.6 3 85.6 4 98.1
Germany 4 85.2 13 83.3 4 84.7 9 97.2
Denmark 5 83.4 3 92.8 5 81.8 54 77.1
United Kingdom 6 82.6 14 82.0 6 80.8 7 97.5
Sweden 7 80.7 7 91.5 8 79.2 69 74.1
Switzerland 8 80.4 2 96.8 9 79.1 93 62.7
United Arab Emirates 9 78.2 5 91.8 10 76.9 82 68.5
United States 10 77.6 9 89.7 11 76.2 73 71.4
Japan 11 75.4 17 74.7 13 73.7 5 98.0
Finland 12 73.2 8 89.8 15 72.0 95 62.5
Austria 13 72.7 19 73.3 17 71.1 15 95.5
New Zealand 14 71.3 6 91.6 18 70.3 104 55.0
Belgium 15 67.5 28 66.3 7 79.5 71 72.3
France 16 67.1 29 65.7 14 73.3 42 84.2
Ireland 17 66.6 20 72.3 19 65.2 38 85.2
Spain 18 65.3 30 64.1 12 75.3 57 76.5
Norway 19 65.7 12 85.4 20 64.7 103 56.2
Korea, Rep. 20 63.5 26 69.6 24 62.2 41 84.5
China 21 62.3 27 68.1 25 61.0 39 85.2
Australia 22 60.5 15 79.3 27 59.5 100 58.3
Slovenia 23 62.4 31 62.6 26 60.9 11 96.7
Czech Republic 24 60.9 37 59.6 22 64.2 28 90.3
Qatar 25 55.9 22 71.6 31 54.9 87 65.0
Malaysia 26 57.8 18 74.5 30 56.9 91 63.0
Portugal 27 55.1 44 54.0 21 64.6 53 77.8
Poland 28 55.0 45 53.8 23 62.2 46 82.3
Hungary 29 54.9 48 53.7 28 58.1 27 90.7
Canada 30 54.0 23 71.3 34 53.1 96 61.7
Thailand 31 54.8 49 53.5 29 57.6 25 91.6
Estonia 32 55.3 16 79.2 32 54.6 112 48.2
Chile 33 53.9 33 61.0 35 52.8 45 82.7
Malta 34 53.8 51 52.4 33 54.4 12 96.1
Cyprus 35 53.5 42 54.9 36 52.2 18 94.5
Italy 36 50.8 55 50.1 16 71.7 107 54.3
Turkey 37 52.0 46 53.7 40 50.7 19 93.8
Lithuania 38 51.0 24 70.3 41 50.3 101 57.8
Bulgaria 39 49.4 39 57.1 43 48.3 48 81.6
Israel 40 47.9 25 70.2 44 47.3 110 51.6
Bahrain 41 46.9 21 72.1 45 46.4 114 45.9
Oman 42 46.5 34 59.9 46 45.7 80 70.0
South Africa 43 46.0 64 44.9 38 52.0 37 85.3
Croatia 44 45.4 67 44.3 42 48.5 26 91.4
Iceland 45 45.4 4 92.4 47 45.6 120 1.0
Saudi Arabia 46 44.4 40 56.5 52 43.6 70 72.9
Latvia 47 45.6 36 59.7 50 44.8 81 68.6
India 48 42.9 70 41.8 48 45.5 24 92.4
Indonesia 49 39.9 50 53.4 56 39.2 79 70.1
Mauritius 50 43.0 52 51.9 54 42.1 51 79.5
Slovak Republic 51 43.6 41 54.9 53 42.8 68 74.4
Panama 52 41.1 73 40.2 39 51.6 59 76.1
Mexico 53 38.7 60 48.1 57 37.8 52 78.5
Vietnam 54 36.7 83 35.9 49 44.9 50 81.1
Azerbaijan 55 40.6 47 53.7 55 39.9 75 71.0
Kazakhstan 56 34.2 32 62.3 59 34.0 116 40.1
Kuwait 57 33.1 66 44.5 69 32.4 67 74.6
Botswana 58 44.0 68 42.8 51 44.1 8 97.5
Rwanda 59 33.8 38 59.0 61 33.5 113 46.2
Philippines 60 33.8 74 39.3 65 32.9 35 86.6
Peru 61 34.7 84 35.7 60 33.7 13 96.0
Kenya 62 33.2 81 37.0 70 32.3 29 90.2
Ukraine 63 33.2 87 32.3 58 35.9 23 92.5
Russian Federation 64 33.5 35 59.8 62 33.2 115 43.9
Jordan 65 33.3 58 48.7 67 32.8 84 66.5
Morocco 66 34.0 72 41.5 63 33.2 44 82.8
Costa Rica 67 33.3 56 50.0 66 32.8 89 63.8
Brazil 68 32.2 75 39.2 72 31.4 43 83.7
Colombia 69 32.0 62 45.4 73 31.4 78 70.4
Montenegro 70 33.6 57 48.7 64 33.0 83 66.9
Serbia 71 33.0 53 51.9 68 32.5 98 59.1
Ecuador 72 30.6 89 29.8 76 29.7 2 99.8
Georgia 73 31.7 43 54.5 74 31.4 111 51.1
Bosnia and Herzegovina 74 29.2 92 28.4 71 31.8 20 92.9
Uruguay 75 27.2 59 48.4 80 26.9 105 54.8
Armenia 76 28.9 61 47.9 77 28.5 99 59.1
Paraguay 77 26.8 97 26.0 78 27.5 10 97.0
Kyrgyz Republic 78 26.3 69 42.4 84 25.9 86 65.3
Tunisia 79 27.0 77 38.1 83 26.5 62 75.4
Lebanon 80 26.3 99 25.6 75 30.3 30 90.1
Sri Lanka 81 26.3 86 34.6 86 25.7 49 81.1
Egypt, Arab Rep. 82 20.3 82 36.7 95 20.0 88 64.9
Moldova 83 27.3 76 38.4 82 26.7 64 75.4
Dominican Republic 84 27.7 90 29.4 81 26.8 16 94.7
Cambodia 85 23.6 85 34.7 89 23.1 60 75.6
Ghana 86 24.2 71 41.5 88 23.9 92 62.7
Benin 87 24.8 100 24.5 87 24.0 3 99.1
Albania 88 26.2 65 44.6 85 25.8 97 60.3
Greece 89 23.1 103 23.1 37 52.0 117 39.0
Uganda 90 22.4 101 24.2 93 21.6 17 94.6
Jamaica 91 23.0 63 45.2 91 22.8 108 52.7
Malawi 92 22.3 106 21.5 92 22.5 6 98.0
Brunei Darussalam 93 19.9 54 51.2 96 20.0 119 34.1
Cote d'Ivoire 94 19.9 80 37.3 99 19.6 94 62.6
Argentina 95 21.6 109 20.9 79 27.2 34 86.9
Honduras 96 20.3 104 23.1 98 19.6 21 92.8
El Salvador 97 21.6 98 25.9 94 20.9 32 89.5
Guatemala 98 20.3 88 31.7 97 19.9 65 75.1
Tanzania 99 11.6 110 19.9 109 11.2 47 81.8
Mali 100 18.4 112 17.7 100 17.7 1 100.0
Zambia 101 16.3 93 27.9 101 16.0 66 74.9
Senegal 102 16.1 91 29.1 102 15.7 72 71.9
Pakistan 103 15.1 79 37.8 104 15.1 109 52.1
Nepal 104 15.9 94 27.1 103 15.5 61 75.5
Bangladesh 105 10.3 108 21.0 112 10.0 55 76.8
Guinea 106 12.0 114 16.4 107 11.5 31 89.8
Cameroon 107 7.4 111 18.4 115 7.2 58 76.4
Burkina Faso 108 10.4 107 21.2 111 10.1 56 76.7
Trinidad and Tobago 109 11.2 105 22.6 110 10.9 63 75.4
Lesotho 110 13.1 96 26.7 106 12.9 76 70.9
Algeria 111 6.4 116 11.6 116 6.0 33 88.2
Mongolia 112 7.6 78 37.9 114 7.9 118 36.5
Bolivia 113 9.3 115 16.3 113 8.9 40 84.6
Ethiopia 114 4.6 117 10.9 118 4.3 36 86.2
Nigeria 115 8.3 118 7.8 108 11.3 22 92.8
Tajikistan 116 5.4 95 27.0 117 5.5 106 54.5
Madagascar 117 5.5 119 5.5 90 22.8 90 63.5
Iran, Islamic Rep. 118 2.9 102 23.6 119 3.0 102 56.6
Mauritania 119 1.1 120 1.0 105 14.8 74 71.0
Zimbabwe 120 1.0 113 17.0 120 1.0 85 66.3

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