The Container Throughput Index of Leibniz Institute for Economic Research (RWI) and the Institute for Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) recorded a seasonally adjusted increase in June from 123.2 points (revised) to 125.2 points.

The upturn in container throughput is mainly due to ports outside China and Europe. Despite the increase, container throughput in these regions is still significantly lower than before the COVID-19 pandemic. In Chinese ports, container throughput continues to show a slight recovery. The index recorded an increase to 139.2 points in June, compared to 137.8 points in May. The North Range Index, which considers major continental European ports on the North Sea, showed little change in June, very slightly decreasing from 104.2 points (revised) in May to 104 points.
The RWI/ISL Container Throughput Index consists of container throughput data from 92 international ports gathered continuously by the ISL Monthly Container Port Monitor as part of its market observation. The index is a reliable early indicator of international trade of manufactured goods as well as global economic activity as most ports already report their activities within two weeks after the end of each month.




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