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HIGHLIGHTS DURING 1998 ,.. Growth in the world economy The world's Gross Domestic Product GDP grew by an slowed ... estimated 1.8 per cent in real terms. On a regional basis the change in GDP ranged from an estimated increase of some 3.6 per cent for Africa to about 0.8 per cent for AsiaIPacific Chapter 1. ... as did airline traffic ... Overall scheduled passenger/freight/mail tonne- kilometres performed were up by just over 1 per cent and international tonne-kilometres by almost 2 per cent. There were significant differences in the traffic growth between regions, ranging from increases in total traffic of over 7 per cent for carriers based in Latin America and the Caribbean to a decline of almost 4 per cent for those in Africa in terms of passenger-kilometres performed Chapter 2. but airline operating profits held Preliminary estimates indicate that the world's up.. . scheduled airlines as a whole experienced an operating profit - 5.5 per cent of operating revenues compared with 5.6 per cent in 1997 - for the sixth year in succession Chapter 2. ... and aircraft orders rose... The number of turbo-jet aircraft ordered was 1 463 compared to 1 309 in 1997. The financial commitment for orders placed for these aircraft is estimated to be about U.S.84 billion, compared with U.S.78 billion estimated for 1997 Chapter 2. Liberalization was fostered While the number of bilateral agreements and through bilateral agreements ... memoranda of understanding concluded between States was markedly down 76 compared with 98 in 1997' a significant number of them contained liberalization measures Chapter 2.
Regional differences in traffic The passenger traffic of airlines registered in the Asia1 growth will continue ... Pacific region is expected to show the highest annual average growth rate, while the passenger traffic of airlines in Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean is also expected to grow at a rate above the world average. Traffic of airlines in Africa and the Middle East is forecast to grow at moderate rates, close to the expected world growth rates, while airlines in North America, the world's most mature aviation market, are expected to experience the lowest regional rates of traffic growth Chapter 6.