DHL Air Freight State of the Industry – August 2021

Find out the latest developments of the global air freight market in this monthly analysis by DHL Global Forwarding.
  • Volumes continue to remain very strong, with a +31% YoY growth in Jun '21.
  • There has been an incremental improvement in overall capacity, though still severely affected and down by -23% in Jul '21 vs Jul '19.
  • Freight rates remained high in Jun '21 (+75% higher than 2019 +13% higher than 2020 levels). Rates are expected to remain high due to demand vs capacity imbalance and the upcoming peak season.
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