DHL Hong Kong Air Trade Leading Index Q2 2018

Latest DTI survey found that there are limited concerns about air trade and overall outlook for air trade is more positive, compared to last year.


DHL DTI Trade Leading Index


The DHL Hong Kong Air Trade Leading Index has published its results for Q2 2018.

Highlights of the DTI Q2 2018 include:

  • The overall trade outlook for Q2 2018 had a slight downward adjustment

amid concerns over escalating trade conflict between the United States and

China. Despite this, the latest DTI survey found that there are limited concerns

about air trade and overall outlook for air trade is more positive, compared to

the same period last year.

  • Outlook on air imports remains optimistic despite a modest dip from the

previous quarter.

  • Air exports index dropped and is predicted to encounter challenges. Market demand has gained strength and turned positive in the Americas, but is countered by issues in Asia Pacific and Europe. • The Hong Kong government is planning to use its financial surplus to improve residents’ livelihoods. It is generally believed that this development will boost air import demand

The DHL Hong Kong Air Trade Leading Index report is available at u.hkpc.org/dti_eng.

The first indicator of its kind in Hong Kong, commissioned by DHL Express Hong Kong and compiled by the Hong Kong Productivity Council, the DHL Hong Kong Air Trade Leading Index aims to provide a forward looking perspective on overall air export and import trade volumes by analyzing key attributes of business demand.