Study on logistics and wholesale trade in EU27

Client/Funding Institution

European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry


Logistics providers and wholesaler perform indispensable functions in the economy by linking manufacturers with each other and with retailers. Without the services they provide, supply chains would break down and products would not reach their intended markets. The aim of this study is thus to provide robust and reliable in-depth analyses of logistics and wholesale trade in EU27 (without the United Kingdom), including their structural and performance attributes. wiiw is responsible for identifying and analysing global value chains as well as European, North American and Asian value chains. Based on the World Input Output Database (WIOD) the analysis will focus on the characteristics of the most important sectors upstream and downstream from logistics and wholesale trade.


September 2018 - March 2019

wiiw team Leader

Doris Hanzl-Weiss

wiiw Staff

Robert Stehrer

Project Partners


Keywords: wholesale trade, wholesale, logistics, manufacturing, supply chains, global value chains, World Input Output Database, WIOD, European value chain, North American value chain, Asian value chain

Countries covered: EU27

Research Areas: International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI