International trade and balance of payments statistics

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    Statistical Insights: A Spotlight on OECD Trade by Enterprise Characteristics data. The OECD Trade by Enterprise Characteristics (TEC) data provide information, giving important insights on the role of firms in Global Value Chains.

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  • Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services

    This Manual is a joint publication of six agencies: the UN, EC, IMF, OECD, UNCTAD, and WTO. It addresses a growing demand from governments, businesses and analysts for more relevant, detailed and internationally comparable statistics on services trade.

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  • What exactly are services?

    The term services covers a heterogeneous range of intangible products and activities that are difficult to encapsulate within a simple definition. Services are also often difficult to separate from goods with which they may be associated in varying degrees.

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Slowdown in global merchandise trade accelerates in Q1 2016

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


31/05/2016 - G20 total international merchandise trade, seasonally adjusted and expressed in current US dollars, contracted further in the first quarter of 2016, approaching six-year lows, as crude oil prices continued to fall. Exports fell for the seventh consecutive quarter (by 3.8%), while imports fell for the eighth consecutive quarter (by 4.1%). 



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