In the first five months of this year, the whole freight industry in China was stable

On the afternoon of June 25, the state information office held a press conference on the recent development of the transportation economy. Wu chungeng, spokesman of the ministry of transport and director of the policy research institute, said that from January to may this year, the total volume of commercial goods reached 19.99 billion tons, up 6 percent year-on-year.
Wu chungeng said that freight volume is a relatively direct reflection of economic operations and economic prosperity, to some extent, freight volume is an economic barometer. From January to may this year, the total commercial cargo volume reached 19.99 billion tons, up 6% year-on-year. Overall, the overall operation of the freight industry shows a steady trend. Specifically speaking, in the first half of this year, China's freight industry has four key points:
First, highway truck activity has increased significantly. From January to may this year, about 3.64 million trucks were active every day, with an average daily activity rate of more than 60 percent, an increase of 8 percent over the same period last year. The average number of operating days per month was 18, up 5.9% from the same period last year.
Second, the volume of inland water transport increased year on year. The ministry of transport has vigorously promoted the construction of high-grade inland waterways such as the Yangtze river and the xijiang river. It is estimated that in the first half of this year, the cargo volume of the three gorges lock reached 72.34 million tons, up 8.6% year-on-year, and the cargo volume of the xijiang cheung chau hub reached 64.89 million tons, up 13.2% year-on-year. In addition, the beijing-hangzhou canal huaian lock goods through the volume of 125 million tons, year-on-year growth of 9.3%. Should say, inland river shipping presents apparent growth trend.

Third, the freight index was rising. After the Spring Festival this year, domestic demand for coal, ore, sand and other transport, coastal bulk freight index rose month by month. In the second quarter (up to June 19), the average CBFI reached 1070 points, up 7.8% month-on-month. At the same time, Australian and Brazilian miners have increased their shipments to China, South America and China's grain transportation demand has also increased significantly, the overall performance of the import dry bulk transport market is good, China's import dry bulk freight index (CDFI) average of 792 points in the second quarter (up to June 19), a month-on-month increase of 8%.

Fourth, the container iron and water transport volume steady growth. In the first half of this year, the combined volume of containers, iron and water at China's ports is expected to reach 2.515 million teu, up 19.3 percent year-on-year. Among them, seven major ports including dalian, yingkou, tianjin, lianyungang (601008), Qingdao, ningbo and shenzhen achieved the combined volume of container iron and water of 2,165,000 teus, with a year-on-year growth of 23.2%.