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Shipping cost index reaches 11-year high

Aug 25, 2021
The Baltic Dry Index tracks how much it costs to ship materials long distances.
A container ship is unloaded at the Port of Oakland in California. The Baltic Dry Index, which tracks the cost of shipping materials long distances, is at a high level amid congestion at Chinese ports.
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A measure of commodities: the Baltic Dry Index

Jan 1, 2016
The Baltic Dry Index tracks the cost of shipping bulk commodities such as iron ore or coal.

Economic eyes again turn to the Baltic Dry Index

Feb 18, 2014
Should we be fretting that the Baltic Dry Index is tanking again?