After an increase of 1742 km3 during March - around 100 km3 less than the average of the past decade - 2016 is still second lowest on record. The difference with 2011 increased somewhat from 124 to 196 km3, but at the same time the gap with 2012 and 2013 became larger. The difference with 2012 is now 564K.
Here's how the differences with previous years have changed since last month's PIOMAS update:
We can see on Wipneus' version of the PIOMAS volume graph that the 2016 trend line dipped towards 2011 at the end of the month:
The trend line on the PIOMAS sea ice volume anomaly graph shows a minuscule uptick and is still close to the linear trend: