|aviainform | Forecasts & Prognosis|
The aviainform Freight Market Outlook describes our short, mid and long-term forecast for air transport. Each year, we start with the latest economic and market conditions, then project ahead 20 Years to forecast how markets will adjust to these volatile issues.
In August every Year, we start the forecast to provide the latest detail on individual markets in Europe for the following Year. This in-depth analysis shall than be published by the end of October. The current release is the Freight Market Outlook 2010. Along with all relevant details, this compendium includes additional information and details such as key trade lanes, major players, rate and surcharge data, etc.
Air Trade Demand
The global economy demands rapid and reliable business-to-business exchange. Air cargo transport makes it possible. Manufacturers depend on air freight services for efficient just-in-time inventory management. Freighter aircraft enable the most economical sourcing of components and assemblies while minimizing expensive inventory holding costs. In many areas of the world, ground infrastructure is lacking. Here, air transport sustains vital export markets and allows transportation of even basic commodities.
Air trade demand throughout the world is constantly changing in response to market opportunities and challenges. Even during times of general slowing, some markets gain through regional economic growth and reduced market regulation. Over the past 20 years, the industry experienced several economic downturns, yet grew by an average of around 5 percent per year.