According to the "Agility Logistics Index"

The UAE is the third globally in the list of the most competitive emerging markets

The UAE topped the 50 countries in the index in terms of "basics of doing business".

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The UAE topped the list of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries in terms of the most competitive emerging markets, and ranked third in the world after China and India, according to the "Annual Agility Logistics Index for Emerging Markets".

Agility, the global company specializing in supply chains, stated that the UAE has surpassed the 50 countries included in the index for providing the best business environments and digital readiness, a new category added for the first time in this year's index.

Basics of doing business

The UAE also topped all 50 countries in terms of "basics of doing business", a classification in which the countries of the Arab Gulf, the Middle East and North Africa were distinguished.

In turn, Saudi Arabia ranked third in this classification, Bahrain ranked fifth, Oman sixth, Morocco ranked ninth, Jordan ranked 10, and Kuwait ranked 12.

In the general classification, Saudi Arabia ranked sixth, and Qatar ranked seventh among the top 10 emerging markets in the 2022 index, which was led by China in first place, then India in second place.

Oman ranked 14th, Bahrain 15th, and Kuwait 17th.

The index, which is issued this year in its 13th annual edition, ranks 50 leading emerging markets in the world in terms of their competitiveness, based on logistical strengths and the business climate. The index also included, for the first time, the readiness of digital countries, which are factors that enhance the attractiveness of These markets are for logistics providers, agents, shipping lines, airlines, distributors, and investors.

The questionnaire for this year's index included 756 specialists in the supply chain sector.

The top 10 countries for digital readiness include the UAE, Malaysia, China, Saudi Arabia, India, Thailand, Qatar, Indonesia, Chile, and the Philippines.

Kuwait ranked 12th and Oman 15th.

The “Digital Readiness” category assesses digital skills, training, internet access, e-commerce growth, investment climate, and the ability to incubate start-ups, as well as sustainability factors such as promoting and adopting various renewable energy sources, green initiatives and efforts to reduce emissions.

Agility CEO Tariq Sultan said that the relationship between growth prospects and the potential of digital countries cannot be ignored, pointing out that determining the competitiveness of emerging market countries will depend on their ability to develop companies with digital skills, competencies and diverse talents.

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