World Trade Monitor March 2021
Developments in global international trade and industrial production March 2021:
- World trade volume increased 2.2% month-on-month (growth was 0.1% in February, initial estimate 0.3%) and growth was 3.5% in 2021Q1 (3.9% in 2020Q4).
- World trade momentum was 3.5% (non-annualised; 2.8% in February, initial estimate 2.9%).
- World industrial production increased 0.3% month-on-month (having decreased 0.6% in February, initial estimate -0.3%) and growth was 2.7% in 2021Q1 (3.6% in 2020Q4).
- World industrial production momentum was 2.7% (non-annualised; 3.5% in February, initial estimate 3.7%).
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