Baltic Dry Index

The global economic activity has been falling since the end of 2010. The chart below, called the Baltic Dry Index, measures shipping activity around the world. Due to company and personal debt being too high, global trading is on the decrease, thus affecting the GDP growth. Capital (money) and not debt creates growth. Daily essentials required to live i.e.: food, health care etc are increasing in price, whilst non-essential items i.e.: TV, computers etc, are decreasing. See Chart