Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


IATA survey demonstrates renewed confidence

The future appears to be particularly promising in the Asia Pacific market.
By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
July 21, 2010

Following its promising forecast made last month, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is reporting a significant surge in air cargo demand. The future appears to be particularly promising in the Asia Pacific market.

Results from IATA’s quarterly survey conducted this month also indicate a further improvement in airline business confidence, said spokesmen. Survey respondents comprised airline CFOs and cargo executives.

Indeed, nearly 70 percent of respondents reporting improved profitability during the last quarter and a similar number expecting further improvement over the year ahead.

One finding that should come as no surprise: In the Americas and Asia Pacific, two-thirds of those surveyed expect further increases in profits.

While there is regional variation - largely in line with the strength of economic recovery being experienced - the majority of respondents in all regions report improvements during the last quarter and expect either stability or further improvement over the year ahead.

As reported in LM, IATA revised its June forecast for 2010 industry financial performance from a loss of $2.8 billion to a profit of $2.5 billion.

According to IATA researchers, confidence about further improvements in profitability over the twelve months remains high. Some regional variation remains, with Europe being the only region still registering possible profitability decreases - although that the overwhelming majority (80 percent) of European respondents are actually positive on prospects. In the Middle East two thirds of respondents expect ‘no-change’ in profitability indicating a fairly stable outlook.

About the Author

image
Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) August edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business saw its PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, fall 1.6 percent to 51.1, following a 0.8 percent decline to 52.7 in July. Even with the relatively slow growth over the last two months, the PI has been at 50 or higher for 31 consecutive months.

Hackett observed in the new report that China’s economy has lost steam, with actual growth falling short of targeted rates, while the United States most recent second quarter GDP reading at 3.7 percent outpaced expected targets, even though it was negatively impacted by gains in manufacturing and retail inventories.

The proposed merger of Cosco and CSCL could spark further container consolidation

The average price dropped 4.7 cents to $2.514 per gallon, which now stands at the lowest weekly average price for diesel since July 2009, when it was at $2.542 the week of July 27, 2009, according to EIA data.

The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico in June dropped 3.8 percent annually to $99.0 billion. This followed a 10.8 percent decline in May to $92.7 billion.

Article Topics

News · Air Freight · Global Trade · Logistics · All topics

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2015 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA