August 24, 2018

CPB World Trade Monitor June 2018

The CPB World Trade Monitor shows that the volume of world trade decreased 0.8% in June, having increased 0.7% in May (initial estimate was 0.4%) and growth was 0.0% 2018Q2 (1.2% in 2018Q1).

Developments in global international trade and industrial production June 2018:

  • World trade volume decreased 0.8% month‐on‐month (growth was 0.7% in May, initial estimate 0.4%) and growth was 0.0% in 2018Q2 (1.2% in 2018Q1).
  • World trade momentum was 0.0% (non‐annualised; ‐0.5% in May, initial estimate ‐0.7%).
  • World industrial production increased 0.3% month‐on‐month (‐0.1% in May, initial estimate 0.0%) and increased 0.7% in 2018Q2 (0.9% in 2018Q1).
  • World industrial production momentum was 0.7% (non‐annualised; 0.7% in May, initial estimate 0.8%).

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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 25 September 2018, 15:00 hours.

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Kasper Stuut