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    Statistical Insights: Although the costs associated with the international transport and insurance of merchandise trade (also referred to as CIF-FOB margins) are an important determinant of the volume and geography of international trade, remarkably little (official) data exist.

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    In a world of Global Value Chains, understanding Multinational Entreprises (MNEs) – where they are, how they operate, where they pay taxes – has never been more important. This new OECD database uses a number of open big data sources that can provide new insights on individual MNEs and their global profiles.

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‌International trade outlook points to sharp deterioration in April 


14/05/2020 - Covid-19 related lockdown measures hit international trade hard in March 2020, with evidence emerging of a sharp deterioration in April as demand stalled and supply chains continued to be disrupted. Travel and transport services, in particular, collapsed.  

Signs of recovery in Asia from the initial outbreak wiped out in April
China’s merchandise exports fell sharply in the beginning of 2020, with exports down 13.3% in the first quarter, compared to the same quarter of 20191. Korean trade over the first quarter of 2020 held-up relatively well however. Although imports fell in February (by 5.7% compared to January), following disruption in Chinese supply-chains, they rebounded in March (up 4.4% on February) as Chinese factories resumed operations. Japanese imports also bounced back in March (up 9.7% on February) following the significant contraction (minus 7.6%) in February.


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