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Global Logistics: Asia Pacific’s challenges and opportunities in market integration

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
September 01, 2012

While the EU appears to be increasingly fragmented, today’s global shippers are viewing parts of Asia as a “single market.” Indeed, the latest report from specialist research company Transport Intelligence (Ti) suggests that opportunities for U.S. companies will only get better in this dynamic commercial arena.

“Economic growth throughout Asia moderated in 2011 due to weaker demand in developed markets and especially the impacts of the Eurozone crisis,” says Ti CEO John Manners-Bell.
“However, investment overall increased slightly and consumption remained buoyant.”

China remained the strongest economy in the region, growing at roughly twice the pace of large countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. Korea and Taiwan both grew at slower rates, as weak investment compounded the effects of slower exports. Vietnam’s economy grew in the mid-single digits due to strong growth in industrial output and consumption.

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About the Author

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Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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