DHL Air Freight State of the Industry – December 2023

Find out the latest developments of the global air freight market in this monthly analysis by DHL Global Forwarding.
  • Overall air cargo demand is 3 percent higher than Dec’22 on YoY comparison.
  • PMI index increased to 50.4 in November from October's 50.0, indicating a slight revival in production growth.
  • Air cargo capacity surged by 10 percent in Dec 2023 vs Dec 2022, boosted by a robust 17 percent growth in passenger belly cargo.
  • Capacity remains sufficient in most regions, with some industry constraints and backlogs due to higher seasonal demand in Q4 2023
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