Release of the GTB update postponed
DHL Global Trade Barometer (GTB) is a unique early indicator of both the current state and future development of global trade, based on selected and aggregated market data from air and containerized ocean freight, accounting for more than 75 percent of world trade. The GTB stands for accuracy, reliability and credibility. However, the data model is unable to assess the impact of such disruptive events as Covid-19. As this would present an inaccurate picture, we have taken the decision to postpone the GTB update for the second quarter of 2020. The next update of our index will be published after we have carefully analyzed the recent market data.