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RWI/ISL-Container Throughput Index at a standstill

Press release from 24 November 2016

During October 2016, the Container Throughput Index of the RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) remained unchanged at a level of 119.5 points. There was no need to revise the figure for the previous month (September: 119.5 points). All in all, the index indicates – at best – a modest development of world trade.

Container Throughput Index

The flash-estimate for October is based on data reported by 39 ports, accounting for close to ~ 75% of the total index volume. The RWI/ISL-Container Throughput Index for November 2016 will be released on December 20th.



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