Commodity Price Indices, February 2017
Over the last 12 months the UNCTAD commodity price index has gone up by one fifth. Prices for minerals, ores and metals have even increased by one third (year-on-year growth: 34.2%; month-on-month growth: 3.7%).
Trade in services in 2016 Q4
In the 4th quarter of 2016, year-on-year growth of trade in services was modest (+0.2 %).
This reflects a sudden downturn of trade in other services and goods-related services, while trade in travel continued rising and the decrease of trade in transport slowed down.
International merchandise trade, 2016
In 2016, world merchandise trade decreased further.
Annual growth of world exports: -3.2%.
DGFF 2016 - Goal 9.1
Transport infrastructure is integral to any national, regional and transborder infrastructural assets.
Sustainable and resilient transport infrastructure entails, among other features, the ability to provide transportation that is safe, socially inclusive, accessible, reliable, affordable, fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly, low-carbon, and resilient to shocks and disruptions, including those caused by climate change and natural disasters.