Trade flows collapse in Q4 2008 but signs of falls easing in early 2009
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30/04/2009 - Merchandise trade volumes of the Group of Seven (G7) took an unprecedented drop in the last quarter of 2008 compared with the previous quarter. However, provisional monthly data for January and February 2009 measured in value terms suggest a slowing down of the rate of decline. etc.
The next release for quarterly trade data will be published in July 2009.
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