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Page 8 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • FEB-MARCH 2016 A ‘poor’ January offers little hope of a positive 2016 result for air cargo ASIA-PACIFIC Print Post APProvAl PP665002/00123 AirCargo Asia-Pacific is published by imPAct PublicAtions Abn no 70 257 512 639 54 Harborne Street, Wembley WA 6014 Australia. PO Box 1035, West Perth WA 6872. Tel: (08) 9382 8388 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.aircargo-ap.com.au or www.impactpub.com.au/aircargo Proprietors: Chris Hurd, Sofia Hurd. Managing Editor: Chris Hurd. Email: email@example.com Editor: Jack Handley Editorial Contributors: Kelvin King, Advertising Director: Sofia Hurd Business Development: Sandra Lewington. 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The first month of the year gave little cause for cheer, according to the latest analysis of WorldACD Market Data: Year-on-year (YoY), January showed a volume increase world wide of no more than 0.3 per cent. Europe was the exception, just as it was in the second half of last year, with volume growth of more than five per cent outbound and 1.5 per cent inbound. Although Asia Pacific as a region hardly grew, its business to and from Europe thrived (+8.8 per cent and +10.6 per cent). A spokesper- son for World ACD said: "While yields normally drop between December and January, this year’s MoM decrease of 6.6 per cent (in USD) was slightly smaller than last year’s. The January USD yield drop was 16 per cent YoY, a figure not compensated for by low- er jet fuel prices, even though these prices decreased by around 30 per cent YoY. Only Central and South America managed to generate the same yield YoY. “Since an advisor to the Indian government stated last week that that country expects its air cargo industry to grow by over 180 per cent in the next 15 years, this is a good time to see where India stands. Its growth percentages for the year 2015 are more than double the worldwide average: +4.1 per cent outbound, +4.7 per cent inbound. And for January 2016 the YoY volume growth is even higher: 4.4 per cent and seven per cent respectively. With yields (in USD) moving along with the worldwide changes, one could say that its start- ing point is good. "The United Kingdom is still the most important outbound market, but its dominant position is dwin- dling. The top inbound markets of Hong Kong, Germany and China East strengthened their position with double digit growth figures: the latter two even managed over 20 per cent YoY growth in January. Importantly, there is a good overall balance be- tween India’s outbound and inbound. "Outbound business through gsas grew in line with the market in 2015, but increased spectacularly in the markets to the Middle East and South Asia. The top five gsas increased their market share (among gsas) from 60 to 70 per cent, the top 10 from 80 to 90 per cent, making life more difficult for the smaller gsas operating in India. "The same could not be said for India’s top forwarders. Their market share was already smaller in India than worldwide, and it decreased further in 2015. Whereas the top five forwarders only lost 0.1 per cent, their share going from 14.6 to 14.5 per cent, the five next-biggest forwarders lost a larger part of the market, as their share went down from 10.5 to 9.9 per cent. Airlines can take some consolation from the fact that yields realised through the top 10 held up better than yields from the smaller forwarders. With the exception of UPS SCS, the global forwarders fared less well than the large regional and local forwarders, which showed spectacular volume growth. Although Asia Pacific as a region hardly grew, its business to and from Europe thrived (+8.8 per cent and +10.6 per cent).