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Tue Jan 17, 2012, 12:14 PM

64. Baltic Dry Index Slumps To Lowest Since January 2009

Baltic Dry Index Slumps To Lowest Since January 2009
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/baltic-dry-index-slumps-lowest-january-2009


The apparently critical-when-its-going-up-but-ignore-it-when-it-is-falling index of the cost of dry bulk goods transportation has 'crashed' in the last few weeks to its lowest level since January 2009 (back below 1000 according to today's levels). Whether this is seasonal output differences or weather impacts, it seems clear that lower steel output in China and a decline in European imports is having its impact on global trade. The index has fallen for 19 days in a row, down almost 50%, its largest drop since the harrowing period of Q4 2008.

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