Global supply chain risk index on the rise: 4 things to know

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply Risk Index shows risk is growing in global supply chains.

Dun & Bradstreet economists developed the CIPS Risk Index by analyzing the effect economic and political developments have on the stability of global supply chains.

Here are four things to know.

1. The global risk index peaked at 81.3 in the third quarter of this year, representin the highest figure since 2013. This increase is partly fueled by the growing number of new restrictive trade measures, according to the report.

2. In Western Europe, risk rose from 2.60 in the second quarter of 2016 to 2.63 in the third quarter of this year.

3. While supply chain risk in North America remained stable from the second quarter of this year to the third quarter at 2.101, Canada and the U.S. reported stalled trade agreements with the European Union this past quarter, according to the report.

4. The risk index for Eastern Europe and Central Asia jumped from 5.396 in the second quarter of 2016 to 5.424 in the third quarter of this year.

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