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In 2014, world merchandise exports grew by 0.6%, while trade in services recorded a 4.2% global increase

Published on April 17, 2015

Estimates of global international trade for 2014 are published today jointly with WTO. These statistics cover annual and quarterly merchandise and services transactions - up to Q4 2014. Seasonally adjusted quarterly statistics are also available for the volume of international merchandise commerce.

According to UNCTAD and WTO estimates, world merchandise exports rose moderately by 0.6% in 2014 (current prices), reaching 19 trillion dollars. With a modest 1% increase, developed economies registered the highest annual growth, followed by developing countries (0.7%), while transition economies exports contracted by 5.5%. Least developed countries registered a negative annual export growth (-1.5%). Read more. Source | UNACTAD