Advance Commodity Index

The aim of this advance freight index is to anticipate as far as possible the behaviour of the freight transport market. The advance freight index is compiled on the basis of a short monthly questionnaire on the demand for transport received by companies in the current month, the actual orders of the previous month and the expected orders for the following month.

As it is a monthly index, it is possible to verify the degree of fulfilment of one month's orders that are transformed into real services in the following month and how its variation has an upward or downward influence as orders are transformed into actual invoicing. This index has been designed by the Chair of Transport Economics of the Carlos III University directed by Mr. Álvaro Escribano.