Digitally-deliverable services, 2017
At $2.7 trillion, services exports that can be delivered digitally are 5 times the value of ICT services exports, at $0.5 trillions in 2017.
Thanks to increasing access to information and communications technologies (ICTs), services exports of both ICT services and of digitally-deliverable services have been growing at 7 to 8% annually over the past decade.
Trade in services, 2018,
The international trade in services reached almost 6 trillion US$ in 2018 and recorded an annual growth of 8%, estimate UNCTAD and WTO.
The share of developing and transition economies now stands at some 32% of the world services exports, traditionally dominated by developed countries.
Volume of world merchandise exports, 2018 Q4
UNCTAD and WTO preliminary data: The volume of world merchandise exports increased by 2.4 % in 2018Q4, year-over-year.
On a seasonally adjusted basis, world export and import volume indices dropped by 0.1% and 0.6%, respectively, from the previous quarter.
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.
These fact sheets provide a short summary overview for a selection of topics.