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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 505 24.8 - 771 9.6 - 960 411 42.8
3-mths 465 35.5 - 791 6.8 - 1247 124 9.9
1mth 663 -5.0 - 1094 -22.8 - 1552 -181 -11.7
1-wk 644 -2.2 - 912 -7.3 - 1464 -93 -6.4
                 
10-Nov-17 644 - US$8,922 912 - US$9,776 1464 - -
13-Nov-17 642 -0.3 US$8,896 888 -2.6 US$9,542 1445 -19 -1.3
14-Nov-17 640 -0.3 US$8,872 872 -1.8 US$9,378 1405 -40 -2.8
15-Nov-17 637 -0.5 US$8,831 858 -1.6 US$9,237 1374 -31 -2.2
16-Nov-17 634 -0.5 US$8,788 849 -1.0 US$9,153 1361 -13 -0.9
17-Nov-17 630 -0.6 US$8,737 845 -0.5 US$9,133 1371 10 0.7

Source: Baltic Exchange

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