Merchandise trade volume growth remains sluggish in first quarter 2008
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31/07/2008 - A. Merchandise Trade Volume Data (customs-based data)
Despite a modest recovery of quarterly trade volumes (2.5% for exports and 0.4% for imports), year-on-year import volume growth of the Group of Seven continued to slow in the first quarter 2008 to only 1.0%, the lowest rate since the first quarter 2006. Exports were up 5.6% in the first quarter of 2008 compared with the same period in 2007. etc.
The next release for quarterly trade data will be published in October 2008.
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