December 22, 2016

CPB World Trade Monitor: October 2016

The volume of world trade fell 1.1% in October, having decreased 0.5% in September (initial estimate: -0.4%).
  • World trade contracted 1.1% month on month, following a 0.5% decrease in September.
  • World industrial production grew 0.1% month on month, following a 0.1% decrease in September.

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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 January 2016.

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