Intra-trade in 2015
In 2015, the intratrade of developing and developed economies declined by 14 and 11 per cent respectively, while that of transition economies tumbled by 31 per cent.
The intra-trade is the trade between members of the same group.
Seaborne trade in 2015
Estimates for 2015 indicate that, for the first time on UNCTAD's record, world seaborne trade volumes exceeded 10 billion tons.
Developing countries accounted for the lion's share of both goods loaded (60%) and unloaded (62%) at seaports worldwide.
Trade in services in 2016 Q2
According to the estimates, China has reached the levels of services imports of the United States, the traditional leader in world services imports and exports.
From now, besides total services, UNCTAD publishes quarterly statistics on the main services categories as well.
DGFF 2016 - Goal 8
Decent work and economic growth
The output obtained from production activities determines the capabilities available for the satisfaction of needs in society. Therefore, GDP growth, if not outweighed by population growth or inflation, can serve a wide range of ends that are indispensable for human development.
It provides resources that can be used, for example, for promotion of health care, education, employment, public infrastructure, environmental protection and, not least, for overcoming absolute poverty.