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22 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 00:31 GMT+2



October 14, 2020

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ITF, in the second quarter air transport crash and strong drop in those by sea

Air exports were the first to fall

In the second quarter of this year, the impact of the pandemic Covid-19 on the volume of goods traded by air and by EU27 and the US has been remarkable. The International Transport Forum (ITF), analysing the latest data traffic of goods collected by the OECD, showed that in the April-June 2020 goods, which are considered a leading indicator of performance economy, were -7% lower than June 2009 when the highest level in the EU of 27 was reached during the global financial crisis of 2008. In In particular, air exports were the first to decline with a steady decline since last April in the United States and in the European Union, while - during the first months of the health crisis - air shipments to the countries of the BRICS and towards Asia showed an resilience.

With regard to maritime transport, between April and June last year The volume of goods handled by sea decreased by -4% in the EU 27 and -11% in the US compared to June 2008. The International Transport Forum believes that the impact of the crisis maritime transport will become more in the third quarter of this year.


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