CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
October 19, 2018
Forward Thinking

U.S. logistics costs decline as a percent of GDP

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One of the major findings of CSCMP's annual "State of Logistics Report": In 2008 U.S. logistics costs reached $1.3 trillion, or 9.4 percent of the country's $13.8 trillion GDP.

CSCMP's annual "State of Logistics Report" measures the impact of logistics costs on the U.S. economy. One of the major findings of this year's report: In 2008 U.S. logistics costs reached $1.3 trillion, or 9.4 percent of the country's $13.8 trillion gross domestic product (GDP). Although transportation costs rose by 2 percent, carrying costs declined 13.2 percent due to decreased inventories and lower interest rates. As a result, logistics as a percentage of the overall economy dropped from the previous year's figure of 10.1 percent of GDP.

The full report is available to CSCMP members at cscmp.org/memberonly/state.asp.

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Source: 20th Annual "State of Logistics Report," CSCMP, June 2009

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