International trade and balance of payments statistics

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  • New OECD database on International Transport and Insurance Costs

    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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  • 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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G20 merchandise trade growth remains sluggish in Q3 2016

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

29/11/2016 - Growth in G20 total international merchandise trade, seasonally adjusted and expressed in current US dollars, slowed in the third quarter of 2016. G20 exports fell marginally, by 0.1%, compared to a growth of 1.6% in the previous quarter. Growth in imports slowed to 0.6%, compared to 1.9% in the previous quarter. Merchandise trade levels remain around 10% below their Q2 2008 pre-crisis levels.


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