International trade and balance of payments statistics

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  • Inclusive Globalisation, does firm size matter?

    Statistical Insights: A new report by the OECD, Nordic Countries in Global Value Chains, developed in collaboration with national statistical offices in the Nordic countries, shows that SMEs play an important role in GVCs as suppliers of larger exporting enterprises.

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  • New OECD database on International Transport and Insurance Costs

    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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  • Who’s Who in International Trade

    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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G20 merchandise trade growth picks up in Q4 2016

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

28/02/2017 - G20 economies’ international merchandise trade, seasonally adjusted and expressed in current US dollars, grew for the third straight quarter in the fourth quarter of 2016. Export growth picked up strongly to 1.5%, compared with 0.3% in the previous quarter. Imports increased by 0.8%, marginally up on last quarter’s 0.7% growth. However, merchandise trade still remains around 10% below its pre-crisis levelsternational trade. Yet collectively, SMEs are responsible for two-thirds of employment and over half of economic activity in the OECD.


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