Logistics Confidence Index
Barclays and BDO, in conjunction with specialist sector research agency Analytiqa, have undertaken the latest in our series of surveys to assess confidence and expectations in the UK logistics sector.
Confidence and expectations in the UK logistics sector
More than 100 senior decision-makers – including chief executive officers, managing directors and chief financial officers – provided their views and insights for this survey, conducted during July and August 2021.
Dramatic return of confidence
Demonstrating significant levels of renewed optimism, our Logistics Confidence Index has risen to 62.5, its highest level since H1 2015. The dramatic rise in sector positivity – larger than any previous single increase since our research began in 2012.
60% of respondents in our research say business conditions are more difficult now than 12 months ago. However, despite recognising obstacles that include global trade imbalances and an exacerbated shortage of drivers, logistics operators are much more confident about the future.
Read the full report below to find out what this might mean for future investment in infrastructure, technology and sustainability; impacts on the workforce; and how the UK logistics sector can continue to add value to customers.