India's third-party logistics business is likely to reach $90m by 2012 as more domestic companies seek to enhance their efficiency, according to a study by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). At present, logistics outsourcing market in India is estimated at $58m.
Factors driving the increase in demand for 3PL services include globalization and the imposition of a value-added tax, according to Assocham Secretary General D.S. Rawat. In addition, a "return to buoyancy" over the next two years of manufacturing and retail businesses will create an expansion of logistics.
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