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G20 merchandise trade growth accelerates in Q1 2017

G20 total international merchandise trade
s.a., current prices and US$ billion‌‌‌

29/05/2017 - G20 international merchandise trade in the first quarter of 2017, seasonally adjusted and expressed in current US dollars, increased for the fourth straight quarter and at the fastest rate since the second quarter of 2011. 

Export growth picked up to 3.0% in the first quarter of 2017, compared with 1.5% in the fourth quarter of 2016 while imports increased by 4.0%, significantly up on last quarter’s 1.2% growth. G20 merchandise trade has almost regained its pre-crisis levels, but remains around 10% lower than the highs reached in 2011-2014.


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