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‌Impact of Covid-19 continues to weigh down on international trade in May

 Monthly merchandise exports, major reporters by region, (bn US dollars)

17/07/2020 - Despite a general easing in lockdown measures across the world, international trade remained close to Covid-19 lows in May 2020. Whilst tentative signs of recovery are appearing in some economies, particularly in Asia and to a lesser extent in Europe, international trade continues to contract in the Americas. Preliminary data for June confirm that any recovery remains fragile and susceptible to setbacks in containing the pandemic.

 

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