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BRIEF-Boeing forecasts air cargo growth

Oct 2 (Reuters) - Boeing :

* Forecasts air cargo growth driven by globalization and trade

* Says long-term forecast projects 5.2 percent annual growth over next 20 years

* Says world freighter fleet to expand to nearly 3,200 airplanes by 2031

* Air cargo traffic will grow over the long term despite current near-term

market weakness"

* Fuel costs are expected to be volatile, but are not anticipated to move

significantly higher than current levels"

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