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IfW Kiel: port bottlenecks impair trade

The closure of the Chinese ports of Ningbo-Zhoushan and Yantian is having a negative impact on global trade. The Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) estimates trade flows for 75 countries around the globe through its Kiel Trade Indicator and has currently calculated that prolonged congestion of freight ports is leading to stagnation of the international flow of goods (China.Table reported).

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