DHL Air Freight State of the Industry – September 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 +33 percent YoY growth in Jul '21.
  • There has been an incremental improvement in overall capacity, though still severely affected and down by -22 percent in Aug'21 vs Aug '19.
  • Freight rates remained high in Jul 21 (+77 percent higher than 2019 and 18 percent higher than 2020 levels). Rates are expected to remain high due to the demand vs. capacity imbalance and the peak season.
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