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Total imports of G7 and BRICS countries contracted by 1% in the third quarter, compared to 4.2% growth in the previous quarter.
Previous meetings of the Working Party on International Trade in Goods and Trade in Services Statistics (WPTGS), the OECD-Eurostat Experts in International Trade Statistics (ITS) and the OECD-Eurostat Experts in Trade in Services Statistics (TIS).
The Meeting of the Working Party on International Trade in Goods and Trade in Services Statistics (WPTGS) will be held on 7-9 November 2011 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris (Room 10).
Merchandise trade growth slowed across major economies in the second quarter of 2011. Total imports of G7 and BRICS countries grew by only 1.1% in the second quarter compared to 10.1% in the previous quarter.
Merchandise trade continued to grow strongly across major economies in the first quarter of 2011. Total imports of G7 and BRICS countries grew by 11% in the first quarter compared to 8.2% in the previous quarter.
Source: OECD International Trade by Commodity Statistics (updated continuously) - Conversion factors are used to convert ITCS data from national currencies into United States dollars. The conversion factors are the rates provided to the UNSD either by the country concerned or compiled by the IMF. Trade conversion factors are weighted monthly or quarterly exchange rates, the weights being the corresponding monthly or quarterly values
Merchandise trade growth quickened in the final quarter of 2010 in most major economies, with record trade figures in China.
Joint OECD-Eurostat annual publication providing annual data on international trade in services of OECD countries, broken down by type of service.
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The OECD-Eurostat Trade by Enterprise Characteristics database (TEC) reveals that 4.5% of US firms sell to foreign markets (Figure 1). On average, a similar share of EU firms exports to other European Union member countries, but only 2.7% of EU firms export outside EU markets.
ITCS provides detailed annual imports and exports data for each OECD member country by commodity and partner country.