UN warns higher container rates to hit consumers

A surge in container freight rates could entail increased prices for consumers next year, the UN warns on Thursday.

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Thursday, the UN warns that a surge in container freight rates could mean higher prices for consumers next year, unless the problems following the Covid-19 pandemic are solved.

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says the import price level could rise by 11 percent and the consumer price level by 1.5 percent from now until 2023.

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