|The quarterly BVL Logistics Indicator reflects the current business situation as well as the expectations over the next 12 months of Germany's logistics service providers and customers of logistical services in industry and trade.
Each quarter a panel of 200 decision makers is polled (100 managers of the most important logistics service providers and 100 top executives of industrial customers of logistical services). The industry and trade panel covers a broad range of companies, e.g. Audi, Bosch, Siemens, Kraft Foods and Metro. The logistics service providers panel accounts for over 40 billion Euro, i.e. about one quarter of the German logistics market. 34 of the top 50 logistics service providers are included in the panel. In addition, questions covering special topics of current interest (such as infrastructure or security) are polled on an irregular schedule.