RWI / ISL Container Throughput Index: World trade returns to growth
by David Fleschen
The Container Throughput Index of the RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) has again risen slightly to 139.9 in October according to the current flash estimate.
The most important results:
• The Container Throughput Index of the RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) increased slightly in October by 0.6 points to 139.9.
• At the same time, the values for the last two months have been revised slightly downwards.
• The slight upward trend of recent months has thus solidified, which speaks for a now again moderately growing world trade.
• The flash estimate for October, however, is based on the data for 38 ports, which only make up about 43 percent of the transshipment volume shown in the index. This can be expected even greater revisions.
• The RWI / ISL Container Throughput Index for November 2019 will be published on December 20, 2019.
Regarding the development of the index, RWI Chief Economist Roland Döhrn says: "The index is rising only slightly, but now continuously. World trade seems to regain momentum. "
Source: RWI, Photo: Fotolia