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.
Container port throughput, 2017
World container port throughput stood at 752 million TEU in 2017, reflecting an additional 42.3 million TEU, an amount equivalent to volumes handled by Shanghai, the world’s busiest port in 2017.
Global container port volumes up by 6 per cent in 2017, following two years of weak performance.
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