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Air Freight Volumes Indicate Slowing Growth in the Second Quarter 2015

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The latest update of global freight data collected by the International Transport Forum at the OECD through June 2015 shows that:

  • International trade related air freight volumes in tonnes of goods moved, considered as a lead indicator, fell during the second quarter in the United States while remaining below pre-crisis peak in the EU area.
  • Exports to BRICS and Asia remain locomotives of growth.
  • Surface freight volumes, measured in tonne-kilometres of goods transported, show signs of a slowing down in China and Russia.