External Trade Bulletin of the ESCWA Region, Twentieth Issue

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This Bulletin presents data and statistical indicators on external trade in goods of ESCWA member countries. Data are presented in time series until 2010 and were drawn primarily from national sources, as well as from secondary sources where appropriate. The Bulletin comprises three parts: Part I on external trade statistics, Part II on intraregional trade, and Part III on the direction of trade. ESCWA hopes that this Bulletin, which provides total and detailed data on intraregional and international trade of member countries, would be useful to policymakers, analysts and researchers and other users at the national, regional and international levels.

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Summary of the external trade statistics of ESCWA member countries

Despite the continued impact of the financial and economic crises that culminated by the end of 2008, trade performance indicators showed that international trade has recovered substantially during 2010. Recent World Trade Organization statistics show a strong growth of the global trade that increased during 2010 by 14.5 per cent following its unprecedented drop of 23 per cent in 2009. During 2010, growth of the world’s exports achieved one of the most remarkable recent records, the highest since the 1950’s.

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