The 2012 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index showed that top markets had emerged from the gloom, having weathered the global economic slowdown relatively well. Vibrant domestic consumer markets and trade between emerging markets had made them more resilient to downturns in the developed markets.

One year later, the global economy continues to struggle and there is no sign that a new era of growth is at hand. So how are the emerging economies of powerhouses Brazil, China and India faring? Are they continuing to power ahead, or is the ongoing slowdown damaging their capacity for sustained growth? And what about the frontier economies – UAE, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Turkey – that were moving beyond the shadows of the so-called BRICs?

Compiled by Transport Intelligence Ltd., the 2013 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index will compare and rank 45 emerging markets using three key criteria – size and growth, compatibility (foreign direct investment, security, urbanization, wealth distribution) and connectedness (transport infrastructure). In addition, the Index throws a spotlight on important shifts of individual trade lanes that connect emerging markets and their customers.

After January 15, the Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index will be available at: