July 25, 2019

CPB World Trade Monitor May 2019

The CPB World Trade Monitor shows that the volume of world trade increased 0.3% in May, having decreased 0.6% in April (initial estimate -0.7%).
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Developments in global international trade and industrial production May 2019:

  • World trade volume increased 0.3% month-on-month (growth was -0.6% in April, initial estimate -0.7%).
  • World trade momentum was 0.0% (non-annualised; -0.3% in April, initial estimate -0.2%).
  • World industrial production increased 0.2% month-on-month (-0.6% in April, initial estimate -0.8%).
  • World industrial production momentum was 0.7% (non-annualised; 0.4% in April, initial estimate 0.3%).
  • From this publication onwards, the database includes separate trade and industrial production series for China. The region ‘Emerging Asia’ still includes China.

    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 next release of the CPB World Trade Monitor is scheduled tentatively for 23 August 2019, 15:00 hours.

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

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