Trade flows weaken in third quarter 2008
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28/01/2009 - A. Volumes of Merchandise Trade (customs-based data)
Merchandise export volumes of the Group of Seven countries fell 0.2% in the third quarter of 2008 compared with the previous quarter, while import volumes rose 0.4%. On a year-on-year basis, import volumes fell 1.4% in the third quarter, the first decline since the third quarter of 2006. Exports rose 1.9%, their lowest growth rate since the third quarter of 2006. etc.
The next release for quarterly trade data will be published in April 2009.
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