Toll-Index-September-2017: exceptional both in level and in trend

The Toll Index (based on fresh data just released by the German BAG)  shows that German border crossing heavy truck activity is coming out of a seasonal August deep in a very impressive fashion recording the best September ever. On a per working day basis the index rose 17.68% month on month and 9.5% year on year. In September, on average the index rose by 14% month on month in the past so this is an exceptionally steep rise.

The data is available at the Data Repository of the IDSC – Research Data Center of IZA. The paper we first studied the properties of these data is published at the Journal of Forecasting.

The Toll Index has been widely covered in national and international press (selection):

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