Rising trade flows confirmed in third quarter 2009
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27/01/10 - Merchandise trade volumes of the Group of seven (G7) countries grew in third quarter of 2009 after stabilising in the second but still were significantly below the levels of 2008.
A. Volume growth of Merchandise Trade (customs-based data)
Exports from G7 countries grew 5.0% quarter-on-quarter and imports were up 4.1% in the third quarter of 2009. Year-on-year, exports were down 17.5% while imports were 14.6% lower. . etc.
The next release for quarterly trade data will be published in April 2010.
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