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Baltic Exchange Indices

The Baltic Handysize Index (BHSI) is a measure of the strength of smaller dry bulk vessel spot freight earnings (basis 28,000 dwt bulk carriers). It was established on a trial basis in May 2006 and was formally launched in January 2007.

The Baltic Supramax Index (BSI) (basis 52,000 dwt bulk carriers) was officially launched in January 2006. Since April 2017, the BSI is based on a standard 58,000 dwt carrier for the calculation.

The BHSI and BSI reflect average spot market TCE earnings of several representative routes. The BDI is the overall dry bulk freight market indicator made up of 20 key routes across the Capesize, Panamax, Supramax and Handysize segments.

Key: BDI = The Baltic Exchange Dry Index
  BSI = The Baltic Exchange Supramax Index
  BHSI = The Baltic Exchange Handysize Index
Baltic Indices
    BHSI     BSI     BDI  
    % Net TC Ave   % Net TC Ave   Difference %
6-mths 512 14.5 - 886 18.5 - 1200 270 22.5
3-mths 445 31.7 - 724 45.0 - 844 626 74.2
1mth 466 25.8 - 817 28.5 - 1266 204 16.1
1-wk 529 10.8 - 950 10.5 - 1361 109 8.0
                 
14-Sep-17 529 - US$7,423 950 - US$10,213 1361 - -
15-Sep-17 536 1.3 US$7,525 977 2.8 US$10,490 1385 24 1.8
18-Sep-17 551 2.8 US$7,724 997 2.0 US$10,695 1398 13 0.9
19-Sep-17 562 2.0 US$7,876 1017 2.0 US$10,891 1415 17 1.2
20-Sep-17 576 2.5 US$8,071 1033 1.6 US$11,044 1449 34 2.4
21-Sep-17 586 1.7 US$8,212 1050 1.6 US$11,192 1470 21 1.4

Source: Baltic Exchange

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