The 2013 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index takes a close look at the BRICs and rising star markets to make some eye-opening findings.

Are emerging markets still a sure bet for rapid growth? Can China retain its dominance in manufacturing? Are more manufacturers looking to “near source” by moving production close to the United States and Western Europe? Is the hunt for low-cost labor still driving production decisions? What’s the trade and logistics outlook for the Arab Spring countries? What’s the industry view on prospects for developed markets such as the United States and the EU?

The Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, now in its fourth year, looks at the performance and prospects of 45 emerging markets, combining data, analysis and input from hundreds of trade and logistics professionals. The Index examines the resilience of the BRIC countries and spotlights the next group of dynamic markets that are becoming rising stars in the global economy. The Index rankings identify countries that are gaining or losing competitiveness – and explains why. As emerging markets compete for investment and opportunity in a global economy that remains under enormous pressure, the Index names those likely to succeed in the coming decade.

The Index is the product of a four-year research collaboration between Agility, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics and supply chain services, and Transport Intelligence (Ti), a leading global provider of expert research and analysis for the logistics industry.

The 2013 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index will be published on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 and will be found here. You can download Agility’s emerging markets brochure here.