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CPB World Trade Monitor September 2017

World trade monitor, 23 November 2017

The CPB World Trade Monitor shows that the volume of world trade was stagnant in September, having increased 0.7% in August (initial estimate: 1.2%).

Developments in global international trade and industrial production September 2017:

  • World trade volume was stagnant month‐on‐month (growth was 0.7% in August, initial estimate 1.2%) and increased 1.4% in 2017Q3 (0.4% in 2017Q2).
  • World trade momentum was 1.4% (non‐annualised; 1.0% in August, unchanged from initial estimate).
  • World industrial production was stagnant 0.0% month‐on‐month (0.6% in August, unchanged from initial estimate) and grew 0.7% in 2017Q3 (1.2% in 2017Q2).
  • World industrial production momentum was 0.7% (non‐annualised; 0.9% in August, unchanged from initial estimate).

For questions. please contact wtm@cpb.nl.
Read also the CPB Background Document 'The CPB World Trade Monitor: technical description'.
In September 2016 (starting with the July 2016 monitor) the WTM base year has been moved from 2005 to 2010. Clarification of the procedure and its outcomes is given in the downloadable appendix (CPB Memo 'Change of base year WTM').

The release of the next monthly CPB World Trade Monitor is scheduled tentatively for 22 December 2017.

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