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Estonia Shipping Report Q2 2015

Estonia Shipping Report Q2 2015

Port Of Tallinn To Benefit From Trade Diversification

Tonnage and box throughput growth at Estonia's Port of Tallinn will accelerate slightly in 2015 compared to 2014. While 2014 tonnage grew by only 0.3%, this was the first expansion after three consecutive years of falling volumes, reflecting the diversion of Russian transit traffic to the rival port of Ust-Luga. Despite some continuing concerns over trade with Russia, we believe both bulk tonnage and box traffic is now back on a sustainable growth path, reflecting a strong domestic economy and diversification of trade.

The Estonian consumer looks likely to keep the economy motoring ahead for the immediate future. We are predicting stronger GDP growth based on healthy consumer spending - itself a combination of rising nominal wages and lower oil prices in a short-term deflationary context. In our view this rising purchasing power is going to drive the economy forward. GDP growth should accelerate to 2.8% in 2015 and 3.1% in 2016. We expect consumer spending to pull the economy out of its price deflation mode in early 2015.

Government spending will make a relatively subdued contribution to growth, as will gross fixed capital formation. Net exports will be a small drag on GDP. Concerns continue over falls in exports to Russia because of the effect of EU sanctions related to the Ukraine conflict. On the medium term however, we are bullish over the future of exports to markets such as Sweden Finland, the US, and Latvia.

BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Port Of Tallinn Throughput
Table: Major Ports Data (Estonia 2012-2019)
Table: Trade Overview (Estonia 2012-2019)
Table: Key Trade Indicators (Estonia 2012-2019)
Table: Top Import Partners, 2006-2013
Table: Top Export Destinations 2006-2013
Market Overview
Estonia Container Shipping Market Overview
Shipping - Global Industry View
Container Lines To Prosper In 2015
Global Company Strategy
Maersk Line
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
Evergreen Line
COSCO Container Lines Company (COSCON)
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Table: Economic Activity (Estonia 2010-2019)
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Estonia 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Estonia 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Estonia 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Estonia 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Estonia 1990-2025)

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