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Air Freight Volumes Indicate Slowing Growth in the Second Quarter 2015

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.