Monthly year-over-year percentage change* in TEU volume with monthly price index.
The December price index in the Asia-to-Europe westbound trade lane was down for the third consecutive month, falling 5 points to 64, the lowest index level since August 2009.
The December Asia-to-Europe TEU volume rose 16 percent from November and inched up 0.8 percent year-over-year. The 13.9 miillion-TEU volume for the year was 3.3 percent higher than the total for 2010.
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Data Included: 12/2011
*Estimated dry and reefer trade volume total for all trade lane container carriers.
Source: CTS — Container Trades Statistics Ltd., www.containerstatistics.com