April 25, 2022

World Trade Monitor February 2022

World trade shows modest growth of 0.3% in February 2022. The euro area showed both positive growth for exports (1.1%) and imports (1.0%). The United Kingdom showed export growth (8.0%), after the large drop in exports (-9.9%) of last month, but that can be partly attributed to a change in reporting methodology.

Developments in global international trade and industrial production February 2022

  • World trade volume increased 0.3% month-on-month (growth was 0.5% in January, initial estimate 0.0%).
  • World trade momentum was 3.4% (non-annualised; 3.5% in January, initial estimate 3.3%).
  • World industrial production increased 0.9% month-on-month (having increased 1.8% in January, unchanged from initial estimate).
  • World industrial production momentum was 4.1% (non-annualised; 3.2% in January, initial estimate 3.3%).

The next release of the CPB World Trade Monitor is scheduled for Wednesday 25 May 2022, 12:00 hours.

CPB publishes a World Trade Monitor every month on behalf of the European Commission. It takes two months for the figures to become available. For questions please contact wtm@cpb.nl.

Read also the CPB Background Document 'The CPB World Trade Monitor: technical description (update 2020)'. 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').

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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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