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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 492 17.9 - 786 15.8 - 932 207 22.2
3-mths 666 -12.9 - 1105 -17.6 - 1566 -427 -27.3
1mth 637 -8.9 - 943 -3.5 - 1588 -449 -28.3
1-wk 587 -1.2 - 902 0.9 - 1303 -164 -12.6
                 
11-Jan-18 587 - US$8,134 902 - US$9,854 1303 - -
12-Jan-18 587 0.0 US$8,127 907 0.6 US$9,899 1279 -24 -1.8
15-Jan-18 585 -0.3 US$8,095 908 0.1 US$9,909 1264 -15 -1.2
16-Jan-18 583 -0.3 US$8,077 910 0.2 US$9,933 1221 -43 -3.4
17-Jan-18 581 -0.3 US$8,051 910 0.0 US$9,944 1164 -57 -4.7
18-Jan-18 580 -0.2 US$8,036 910 0.0 US$9,943 1139 -25 -2.1

Source: Baltic Exchange

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