World trade exceeds the old level
Growth in December was mainly supported by exports from advanced economies, with the United States standing out at 3.3%, as well as imports from emerging economies. It is striking that China has imported less (-2.0%) and exported (-2.1%) in December, which has not occurred for a long time. Industrial production grew by 1.3% in December compared to November. This brings industrial production back to the level of early 2020.
The monthly CPB World Trade Monitor is published on behalf of the European Commission. It takes two months for the figures to be available.
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