OECD Competition Trends


OECD Competition Trends 2022

The third edition of OECD Competition Trends covers key trends in competition authority resources, cartel enforcement, abuse of dominance cases, merger review and advocacy. The analysis is based on six years of data between 2015-20 for 73 OECD and non-OECD jurisdictions. The report also considers the potential impact of COVID-19 on competition enforcement trends, and includes a spotlight chapter on leniency.

OECD Competition Trends 2022 was launched on 23 February 2022 at the OECD Competition Open Day

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23 February 2022

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OECD Competition Trends 2021

This second edition is presented in two volumes. Volume I. Global Competition Enforcement Update 2015-19 provides an update on the competition enforcement trends between 2015-19 for the competition authorities of the 56 jurisdictions in the OECD CompStats database. Volume II. Global Merger Control provides an “in-focus” view on merger control by providing an overview of trends in global merger control, describing a selection of the different choices made by jurisdictions when designing legal regimes, global merger control activity, and trends in merger control enforcement. 

OECD Competition Trends 2021 was launched virtually at OECD Competition Open Day on 24 February 2021.‌ 

Volume  I. Global Competition Enforcement Update 2015-19

Volume II. Global Merger Control

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Volume  I. Global Competition Enforcement Update 2015-19

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Volume II. Global Merger Control  

OECD Asia Pacific Competition Law Enforcement Trends

In 2021, a special edition focused on the Asia-Pacific Region and identified competition enforcement trends based on analysis of data from 16 OECD and non-OECD jurisdictions from 2015 to 2020. The edition presents key elements of institutional approaches from the region to competition enforcement, and a unique analysis of resources and enforcement activities.

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OECD Competition Trends 2020

This issue described enforcement trends relating to cartels, abuse of dominance cases and merger reviews and had a special section on cartel sanctions. This publication was launched by the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at OECD Competition Open Day on 26 February 2020.

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Statistical highlights



In 2018, the OECD launched an initiative to develop a database of general statistics relating to competition agencies, including data on enforcement and information on advocacy initiatives. The database currently covers the period 2015-2019 and data will be collected on an annual basis in the future.

OECD Competition Trends supports informed policymaking and contributes to improving competition law and policy around the world by providing multi-year data on a large number of economic and legal indicators. Data in OECD Competition Trends is mainly presented as aggregate-level data, combining the data of a certain number of individual jurisdictions. The aggregate-level data includes an analysis (i) for all participating jurisdictions, (ii) comparing OECD and non-OECD jurisdictions, and (iii) per geographical region.


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