Handbook of statistics 2018
Reliable statistical information is indispensable for formulating sound policies and recommendations that may commit countries for many years as they strive to integrate into the world economy and improve the living standards of their citizens.
The Handbook provides a wide range of statistics and indicators relevant to the analysis of international trade, investment and development.
Total merchandise trade, 2017
The upswing of merchandise trade reached almost the entire world.
Total world exports US$17.7 trillion with an annual average growth rate of 10.4%.
Quarterly trade in services, 2018/Q2
In 2018/Q2, world trade in services continued growing in all main categories, year over year, though at a reduced pace.
Q2 2018: 9.6% rise in global services exports.
These fact sheets provide a short summary overview for a selection of topics.