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Air Freight Volumes Show a Decrease in the First Quarter of 2016

The latest update of global freight data collected by the International Transport Forum at the OECD through April 2016 shows that:

  • International trade related air freight volumes, in tonnes of goods moved, considered as a lead indicator, remain below the pre-crisis level both in the EU area and in the US.
  • Exports to BRICS and Asia remain the locomotives of growth.
  • Surface freight volumes, measured in tonne-kilometres of goods transported, show signs of a slowing down in China and in the EU.