Thursday 24th Aug 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

E-commerce to boost India logistics spend by up to $1.9bn

A joint report by the ASSOCHAM and PwC has shown that Indian e-commerce is expected to spend an additional $950 million to $1.9 billion on warehousing and logistics between 2017 and 2020.

The study estimates that over the next three to four years warehousing capacity could increase by up to 12 per cent. The growth of e-commerce will also see a boost to air cargo as India currently operates at a very low level of air cargo penetration, as the market grows there will be increasing demand to expand air cargo connectivity.

Saurabh Srivastava, director, operations, PwC said: “In our white paper we have tried to highlight the spill-over effect of the growth of Ecommerce on infrastructure and logistics investments which will include more warehouses, sortation and delivery centres and employment.”

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