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G20 merchandise trade growth accelerates to highest pace in six years

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

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29/11/2017 - G20 international merchandise trade growth, seasonally adjusted and expressed in current US dollars, accelerated strongly in the third quarter of 2017, with both imports and exports rising by 4.3%, the highest rate of growth since the first half of 2011. 

Although G20 total international trade levels remain approximately 5% below the recent highs of 2014, exports and imports are both significantly up on their Q1 2016 lows (by 14.5% and 17.1% respectively).  

 

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