GLOBAL FREIGHT RESILIENCE INDEX© 2021 RANKING



The Global Freight Resilience Index© (GFRI) was initially launched in January 2020 in Davos alongside the World Economic Forum annual meeting. The Index comprises two sub-pillars: Policy Opportunity and Freight Performance.


The 2021 Index comes at a time when we are learning the lessons from Covid-19 which presented logistics networks worldwide with unprecedented challenges in 2020. Global value chains were disrupted due to lockdowns and global trade volumes declined significantly, with a 5.3% drop in the volume of world merchandise trade, according to the WTO. To respond to trends and prepare for future disruptions, policy makers can enhance freight resilience by investing in technological innovation, implementing sustainable policies and promoting quality engagement with the private sector.


Singapore tops the GFRI 2021 rankings, as it has over the last five years, based on its strong and balanced performance across many dimensions of freight resilience. Other inclusions in the top 10 feature heavily from Europe and North America, with the notable exception of the UAE. However, from a dynamic standpoint, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions are those poised for the greatest improvement in the Index rankings over the coming five years, expecting to capture a higher share of global growth which will feed into the development of modernized and well-integrated logistics infrastructure.


Among the many important lessons to be gleaned from the report, the results point to the opportunities to cultivate resilience among smaller countries and economies. The top 10, mentioned above, is dominated by nations such as Switzerland, Sweden, New Zealand, and Denmark – countries in which tighter institutional coordination and policy flexibility among stakeholders allows for better weathering of unexpected shocks.


The report is published at a critical time offering a tool for countries to assess and measure their trade resilience and to implement policies to enhance it going forward.



Country Code GFRI 2021 Rank GFRI 2021 Score Policy Opportunity Pillar Rank Policy Opportunity Pillar Score Freight Performance Pillar Rank Freight Performance Pillar Score
Singapore SGP 1 85.5 1 86.4 1 84.7
Netherlands NLD 2 81.1 12 79.2 2 83.0
Denmark DNK 3 80.3 3 84.8 8 76.0
Switzerland CHE 4 78.7 7 82.4 9 75.2
Sweden SWE 5 78.5 5 83.2 10 74.1
UK GBR 6 78.2 10 79.7 4 76.8
UAE ARE 7 77.9 9 79.8 7 76.1
New Zealand NZL 8 77.2 6 82.6 12 72.2
USA USA 9 77.2 2 85.0 19 70.2
Finland FIN 10 77.2 4 84.5 17 70.5
Japan JPN 11 76.7 13 77.1 6 76.3
Germany DEU 12 76.6 15 76.9 5 76.3
Estonia EST 13 74.6 8 80.3 21 69.2
Austria AUT 14 73.8 14 76.9 16 70.7
Ireland IRL 15 73.5 17 75.4 13 71.6
Norway NOR 16 72.3 11 79.6 28 65.6
Belgium BEL 17 71.8 30 67.0 3 77.0
France FRA 18 71.4 23 71.4 14 71.4
Korea KOR 19 70.7 19 74.6 26 67.1
Spain ESP 20 70.6 28 68.0 11 73.2
Malaysia MYS 21 70.3 20 73.4 25 67.3
Australia AUS 22 69.1 16 76.6 39 62.3
Czechia CZE 23 68.5 32 66.7 18 70.4
Canada CAN 24 68.2 18 75.3 40 61.7
Israel ISR 25 67.7 22 71.9 33 63.7
Lithuania LTU 26 67.4 25 70.7 31 64.3
Qatar QAT 27 67.4 24 71.0 32 63.9
Slovenia SVN 28 67.2 40 64.6 20 69.8
Bahrain BHR 29 67.1 21 72.1 38 62.5
Portugal PRT 30 66.9 36 65.1 22 68.9
Italy ITA 31 66.9 48 62.8 15 71.2
Cyprus CYP 32 66.3 29 67.8 29 64.8
China CHN 33 66.0 26 68.7 34 63.4
Poland POL 34 65.7 45 63.5 23 68.0
Thailand THA 35 65.3 37 64.8 27 65.8
Slovakia SVK 36 64.4 42 64.3 30 64.6
Latvia LVA 37 64.0 31 66.7 42 61.4
Hungary HUN 38 63.9 55 60.4 24 67.7
Saudi Arabia SAU 39 62.7 27 68.1 51 57.8
Chile CHL 40 62.5 35 65.5 46 59.6
Turkey TUR 41 62.2 51 61.5 35 62.9
Bulgaria BGR 42 62.0 50 62.8 43 61.2
Oman OMN 43 61.8 44 63.6 45 60.0
Mauritius MUS 44 61.2 39 64.8 50 57.8
Azerbaijan AZE 45 60.9 43 63.9 49 58.0
Vietnam VNM 46 60.1 61 57.7 36 62.6
Croatia HRV 47 59.6 60 57.7 41 61.6
Russia RUS 48 59.4 33 66.3 61 53.1
Georgia GEO 49 59.3 38 64.8 57 54.3
Kazakhstan KAZ 50 59.0 34 66.1 63 52.7
India IND 51 58.7 59 57.9 47 59.5
Serbia SRB 52 58.5 56 60.1 53 56.9
South Africa ZAF 53 58.3 62 57.7 48 59.0
Mexico MEX 54 58.2 57 59.2 52 57.2
Jordan JOR 55 58.1 47 63.1 60 53.5
Panama PAN 56 58.0 70 55.0 44 61.0
Romania ROU 57 57.8 46 63.5 64 52.7
Indonesia IDN 58 57.7 53 61.4 58 54.2
Costa Rica CRI 59 57.3 41 64.4 70 50.9
Kuwait KWT 60 56.6 54 60.7 62 52.9
Greece GRC 61 56.2 85 50.5 37 62.6
Morocco MAR 62 55.9 66 56.2 54 55.6
Uruguay URY 63 55.6 49 62.8 77 49.3
Armenia ARM 64 55.6 52 61.4 73 50.3
Botswana BWA 65 54.5 71 55.0 59 54.1
Ukraine UKR 66 54.3 75 53.5 55 55.1
North Macedonia MKD 67 53.6 65 56.5 72 50.8
Peru PER 68 53.4 69 55.2 66 51.7
Rwanda RWA 69 53.4 58 58.5 83 48.7
Moldova MDA 70 53.0 63 56.8 76 49.3
Colombia COL 71 52.7 64 56.7 81 49.0
Philippines PHL 72 52.5 77 53.2 65 51.9
Albania ALB 73 52.1 68 55.5 80 49.0
Tunisia TUN 74 51.9 74 53.6 74 50.2
Kenya KEN 75 51.8 78 52.7 71 50.8
Brazil BRA 76 51.6 72 54.2 79 49.2
Egypt EGY 77 51.2 83 50.9 68 51.5
Ghana GHA 78 51.0 76 53.4 82 48.8
Kyrgyzstan KGZ 79 50.7 67 55.7 94 46.2
Dominican Republic DOM 80 50.4 80 52.4 84 48.6
Jamaica JAM 81 50.4 79 52.6 86 48.2
Namibia NAM 82 50.1 81 52.2 87 48.1
B&H BIH 83 49.3 92 47.6 69 51.2
Argentina ARG 84 49.3 84 50.6 88 48.0
Trinidad & Tobago TTO 85 49.1 82 51.6 92 46.7
Paraguay PRY 86 48.9 87 49.2 85 48.5
Ecuador ECU 87 48.8 89 48.4 78 49.2
Mongolia MNG 88 48.7 73 53.9 107 43.9
Côte d'Ivoire CIV 89 48.6 86 49.4 89 47.9
Lebanon LBN 90 48.3 97 46.8 75 49.9
Cambodia KHM 91 47.9 91 47.8 90 47.9
Sri Lanka LKA 92 47.3 88 48.7 96 46.0
Laos LAO 93 46.6 96 46.9 93 46.3
Senegal SEN 94 46.6 90 48.2 99 45.0
Honduras HND 95 46.2 100 46.4 95 46.0
El Salvador SLV 96 46.0 95 47.0 100 45.0
Mozambique MOZ 97 45.9 118 38.6 56 54.6
Guatemala GTM 98 45.4 94 47.0 108 43.8
Pakistan PAK 99 45.3 98 46.7 105 43.9
Uganda UGA 100 45.0 102 44.9 98 45.1
Lesotho LSO 101 44.6 101 46.0 111 43.3
Tajikistan TJK 102 44.5 93 47.4 115 41.7
Iran IRN 103 44.2 103 44.9 110 43.5
Nicaragua NIC 104 43.9 120 37.5 67 51.5
Zambia ZMB 105 43.6 106 42.8 101 44.5
Tanzania TZA 106 43.2 107 42.4 103 44.1
Benin BEN 107 43.1 110 40.7 97 45.7
Nepal NPL 108 42.7 99 46.5 119 39.1
Myanmar MMR 109 42.3 109 40.7 104 44.0
Gambia GMB 110 42.2 112 40.5 106 43.9
Malawi MWI 111 41.6 114 39.7 109 43.7
Bolivia BOL 112 41.5 113 40.5 114 42.5
Burkina Faso BFA 113 41.1 116 39.7 113 42.6
Guinea GIN 114 40.8 111 40.6 117 41.0
Nigeria NGA 115 40.8 119 37.6 102 44.2
Zimbabwe ZWE 116 40.6 117 39.6 116 41.5
Mali MLI 117 40.2 121 37.4 112 43.1
Gabon GAB 118 39.9 104 43.0 120 36.9
Bangladesh BGD 119 39.5 105 42.8 122 36.5
Algeria DZA 120 38.4 108 41.1 124 35.9
Madagascar MDG 121 38.2 125 30.6 91 47.5
Mauritania MRT 122 37.1 124 33.8 118 40.7
Cameroon CMR 123 36.9 115 39.7 128 34.3
Ethiopia ETH 124 36.1 123 35.3 121 36.9
Burundi BDI 125 33.8 122 35.4 130 32.3
Liberia LBR 126 32.4 128 28.9 123 36.4
Chad TCD 127 32.3 127 29.4 125 35.4
Venezuela VEN 128 30.2 126 30.4 131 30.0
Yemen YEM 129 30.0 130 25.5 126 35.4
Angola AGO 130 29.8 129 26.8 129 33.2
Haiti HTI 131 29.3 131 24.6 127 35.0






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