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RWI/ISL-Container Throughput Index: World trade remains at high

Press release from 26 February 2019

The Container Throughput Index of the RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and the ISL - Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics has risen as per current self-assessment up to 138,8 in January from 137,7 in December. Due to changes in the reporting field data are deviating more strongly as usual from the preceeding publication. However, the underlying trend did not change. Furthermore the index is far below the peak of October 2018 but above the average of the fourth quarter. The expected decrease of world trade identifiable due to increasing protectionist tendencies did not yet materialise.



Prof. Dr. Roland Döhrn,             Tel.: (0201) 8149-262,
Sabine Weiler (Press Office),    Tel.: (0201) 8149-213,

Index data

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