International trade and balance of payments statistics

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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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  • 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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G20 merchandise trade in Q2 2016 shows first modest growth since early 2014

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


30/08/2016 - G20 total international merchandise trade, seasonally adjusted and expressed in current US dollars, grew  modestly,  in the second quarter of 2016, the first  increase since early 2014, but remains significantly below post-crisis highs. Exports rose by 1.5% and  imports  by 2.0%, following  seven and eight consecutive quarterly falls, respectively, mirroring the rise in oil prices (to almost $50 a barrel in June 2016,  compared with around $35 a barrel in December 2015). 



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