They foresee an increase in prices due to crisis to transport merchandise in containers

The United Nations (UN) has warned that the increase in shipping rates would imply price inflation for consumers next year, unless the problems in the supply chains generated by the pandemic are resolved.

The UN trade and development agency (UNCTAD) indicated that Import prices could grow 11% internationally and 1.5% at the consumer until 2023.

“Consumer prices will grow significantly in the coming year until disruptions in the freight supply chain are unblocked and traffic jams at ports and terminals are resolved,” UNCTAD stated in a 2021 report on shipping.


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