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Air Freight Data

Stay up-to-date with this exclusive collection of charts, which illustrate everything from Asian and European carriers' cargo traffic to freight forwarder airfreight sales.

  • Asia Airlines Capacity and Cargo Traffic

    International air cargo demand in freight tonne kilometers increased by 4.7 percent in May for Asia Pacific airlines, with export shipments by air to the U.S. and Europe having gained momentum. Offered freight capacity registered a 4 percent increase. As a result, the average international freight load factor edged 0.5 percentage points higher to 64.9 percent in May compared to the same month last year. Source: Association of Asia Pacific Airlines

  • Drewry Air Freight Price Index

    Drewry’s East-West airfreight rates stabilized in June, following the seasonal correction of May as Drewry's East-West Air Freight Price Index recovered 2.3 points in the month to 101.6 points. The uptick in in pricing only partly offset the decline experienced in May, but still left the index considerably higher than it was 12 months previously by a margin of 7.3 points. Drewry still expects some weakening in overall pricing over the coming months, as more seasonal belly-hold capacity from rising passenger demand comes into the market. Source: Drewry Sea & Air Shipper Insight

  • European Airlines Freight Traffic

    This is the monthly year-over-year percent change in overall freight traffic and Asia-Pacific freight traffic for European airlines. Asia Pacific fell in May 2014, and overall continued to increase. Source: Association of European Airlines

  • Freight Forwarder Airfreight Sales Year-Over-Year

    This is the air cargo worldwide change year over year for May 2014. Yield is down for all forwarders, but chargeable weight spiked. Source: WorldACD Market Data

  • Fuel Cost for U.S. Carriers

    This is fuel cost for U.S. carriers' scheduled service. The cost continued to go down in May 2014. Source: U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics

  • U.S. Airlines Domestic and International Cargo Traffic

    This is the monthly year-over-year percent change in domestic and international cargo traffic for U.S. airlines. Domestic fell in May 2014, while international increased slightly. Source: Airlines for America

  • Worldwide Monthly Year-Over-Year Percent Change in Capacity and Traffic

    This is the monthly year-over-year percent change in total scheduled freight traffic and capacity worldwide in freight-tonne kilometers and available-tonne kilometers. Air cargo growth accelerated in May 2014, with 4.7 percent growth compared to a year ago. This is up from the 3.8 percent year-over-year growth recorded in April. Cargo volumes, measured by freight tonne kilometers, were up across all regions, but with significant differences in performance. The Middle East carriers reported 9.3 percent year-over-year growth, whereas the corresponding growth rate for North American carriers stood at 2.4 percent. The acceleration of growth reflects improved economic conditions. There are indications that world trade and business confidence to be improving after weakness in the first quarter. In particular, Chinese manufacturing activity rebounded in May, with a corresponding rise in export order growth. Source: IATA

  • Worldwide Semiconductor Sales Trends

    This is the worldwide monthly year-over-year percent change in sales of semiconductors and month-to-month percent change. Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$26.86 billion for May 2014, 8.8 percent higher than the May 2013 total of US$24.69 billion and 2 percent more than last month’s total of US$26.34 billion. Sales in the Americas increased 10.6 percent year over year in May, marking the region’s twelfth consecutive month of double-digit growth. Source: Semiconductor Industry Association

  • Year-Over-Year Tonnage Growth by Region

    This is the air cargo chargeable weight change year over year, including intra-regional air cargo. Asia Pacific, Central & South America and Africa saw the largest increases for May 2014. Source: WorldACD Market Data

  • Yield Index Region-to-Region

    This is the air cargo (in USD) yield index (January 2008=100). Europe to North America, Europe to Middle East & South Asia, and Middle East & South Asia to Europe were all below the index. Source: WorldACD Market Data