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April 23, 2021

World Trade Monitor February 2021

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Word trade increased with 0,3% in February 2021. Trade growth is fueled by growth in emerging Asia (excluding China) for both imports (+ 5.5%) and exports (+ 2.8%). By contrast, China and the US are showing a contraction in both imports (US: -2.3%; China: -1.4%) and exports (US: -5.1%; China: -1.1%).

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April 22, 2021

Column - Het wonder van de wereldhandel

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De wereldhandel heeft zich na de grote dip in april 2020 weinig aangetrokken van het coronavirus. Toch laat de pandemie ook een aantal kwetsbaarheden zien, zoals het stokken van aanvoerlijnen. Programmaleider Gerdien Meijerink zocht naar oplossingen.

March 25, 2021

World Trade Monitor January 2021

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World merchandise trade continued to grow in January 2021, with 2.6% compared to December 2020, leading to the highest level of world trade since October 2018.

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March 25, 2021

World trade at record levels

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World merchandise trade continued to grow in January 2021, with 2.6% compared to December 2020, leading to the highest level of world trade since October 2018. The growth can be explained for a large part by growth of imports and exports in China and developed Asia. Trade showed little growth in the United States, the Euro area and emerging Asia (China excluded).

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February 25, 2021

World Trade Monitor December 2020

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With an increase of 0.6% in December 2020 (compared to November), world trade exceeds the level of early 2020. The loss due to the COVID pandemic in the first half of 2020, has been made up for with a growth of 1.3% over the whole of 2020.

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February 25, 2021

World trade exceeds the old level

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With an increase of 0.6% in December 2020 (compared to November), world trade exceeds the level of early 2020. The loss due to the COVID pandemic in the first half of 2020, has been made up for with a growth of 1.3% over the whole of 2020. In the fourth quarter of 2020 the growth was 4.0%.

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February 4, 2021

Column - Brexit

Publication (in Dutch only)

Al jarenlang gaat ons gezin op de ferry, tussen de vrachtwagens, van Calais naar Dover om in Londen familie op te zoeken. Als we (ooit) weer naar Londen reizen zal dit een stuk moeilijker worden met allerlei controles bij de douane; die Hollandse kaas laat ik dan maar thuis. Dat komt helaas door de Brexit.

January 25, 2021

World Trade Monitor November 2020

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World trade volume increased 2.1% in November 2020 compared to October, following an increase of 0.7% in October and seems to be unaffected by COVID measures. With this, the world trade volume is slightly higher than at the end of 2019, pre-COVID.

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January 25, 2021

World trade back to pre-corona level in November 2020

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World trade volume increased 2.1% in November 2020 compared to October, following an increase of 0.7% in October and seems to be unaffected by COVID measures. With this, the world trade volume is slightly higher than at the end of 2019, pre-COVID. Import growth is mainly driven by developed economies. Although imports from China actually fell by -1.3%, Chinese exports grew with 5.6%. Export growth in Latin America (-3.6%) and the US (0.4%) are lagging behind relative to that of developed economies. After the low point in May, world trade has grown continuously.

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December 24, 2020

World trade recovery continues in October

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In October 2020, world trade grew again by 0.7% compared to September 2020. Due to continued growth in world trade since June, trade growth is still about 0.7% below the level at the end of 2019. The growth in October is, however, a lot lower than in September, when world trade increased by 2.7%. This is shown in the recently published World Trade Monitor of the CPB. The months of November and December, which saw a rapid spread of COVID-19, can still have a negative impact on world trade, but the CPB has no data on this yet.

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