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Continued, albeit slower, G20 merchandise trade growth in Q2 2017

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

29/08/2017 - G20 international merchandise trade, seasonally adjusted and expressed in current US dollars, increased for the fifth consecutive quarter in the second quarter of 2017, though at a slower pace than over the previous three months. 

G20 export growth slowed to 1.4% in the second quarter of 2017, compared with 3.4% in the first quarter of 2017 while imports increased by 1.7%, down from last quarter’s 4.2%. G20 merchandise trade remains around 10% lower than recent highs in 2014.

 

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