Global Freight Data Show Diverging Trends for Developed and Developing Economies

The latest update of global freight data collected by the International Transport Forum at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) through March 2014 shows that: (1) U.S. and EU27 external trade by sea and by air, measured in tonnes of goods moved, remain stagnant below pre-crisis (June 2008) levels; (2) Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) and Asia are locomotives of growth. China’s external trade by sea and air, measured in values, continues to grow since recovery in 2010; and (3) Inland freight transport in emerging economies outperforms developed economies. The overall picture for global freight shows no change since the previous quarter.


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  • Accession Number: 01535721
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Aug 12 2014 2:38PM