Japan’s air cargo exports in February 2021 were 94947 tons, up 29% year-on-year, three consecutive months of year-on-year growth and the highest level since December 2018, according to data released by Japan Air Cargo Transport Association on Monday. Japan’s air cargo transport space decreases with the decrease of passenger flights, while the cargo transport volume recovers significantly, which may lead to the rise of air cargo prices.
Classified by destination, Japan’s air cargo exports to the United States increased by 80% in February to 22 666 tons. A large freight forwarder said, “in addition to auto related parts, the transportation of construction machinery goods is also increasing due to the hot housing market in the United States.”
Japan’s air cargo exports to China in February were 18633 tons, up 30% year on year. Despite the impact of the Spring Festival holiday, Japan’s air cargo exports to China are still growing year on year. In Asia, Japan’s air cargo exports to Indonesia, which has strong auto production, grew by 89% and to India by 52%. In Europe, Japan’s air cargo exports to Germany decreased by 0.7% and to the UK increased by 0.2%.