FIDI (International Federation of International Movers) has written to its Affiliates around the world to update them on the significant rise in the cost of energy, and the impact on the international moving industry.
In the open letter to its membership issued on June 20, 2022, FIDI Secretary-General Jesse van Sas said the World Bank expected energy prices to rise 50 per cent this year compared to 2021, with diesel, oil and coal among the commodities which will see substantial rises.
He added that, while forecasts then point to prices falling in 2023 and 2024, they are expected to stay higher than average. The ongoing war in Ukraine has added complexity and could add volatility and further inflationary pressure on prices, he said.
FIDI also issued an infographic which highlights that after initial uplifts last year, fuel prices have risen sharply during the early months of 2022 – and they are expected to continue to rise further still. This includes unparalleled growth in the cost of diesel, an 80 per cent rise in coal, and a doubling in the price of natural gas. The price of shipping fuels has risen to record levels, with very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) now above US$1,000 a tonne; while jet fuel is up 82 per cent on last year.
Van Sas asked Affiliates to keep their supply chains informed of the pressures and said FIDI would continue to monitor the situation and update its membership.
You can read and download the full letter here: 20220620_FIDI_letter_energy_price_crisis_FINAL
FIDI’s energy price infographic can be downloaded here: FIDI Focus Energy price infographic 2022
A full dataset for this infographic can be downloaded here: FIDI Focus Energy price infographic TABLE 2022