April 25, 2019

CPB World Trade Monitor February 2019

The CPB World Trade Monitor shows that the volume of world trade decreased 1.7% in February, having increased 2.1% in January (initial estimate 2.3%).

Developments in global international trade and industrial production February 2019:

  • World trade volume decreased 1.7% month‐on‐month (growth was 2.1% in January, initial estimate 2.3%).
  • World trade momentum was ‐1.9% (non‐annualised; ‐1.8% in January, unchanged from initial estimate).
  •  World industrial production decreased 0.1% month‐on‐month (‐0.1% in January, initial estimate 0.0%).
  • World industrial production momentum was ‐0.2% (non‐annualised; ‐0.1% in January, initial estimate 0.0%).

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 was 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 next release of the CPB World Trade Monitor is scheduled tentatively for 24 May 2019, 15:00 hours.

The World Trade Monitor is partially financed by DG ECFIN (Directorate General of Economic and Monetary Affairs of the Economic Commission).


Kasper Stuut

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