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Commodity Price Indices, February 2017: Over the last 12 months the UNCTAD commodity price index has gone up by one fifth. Prices for minerals, ores and metals have even increased by one third (year-on-year growth: 34.2%; month-on-month growth: 3.7%).
Trade in services in 2016 Q4:In the 4th quarter of 2016, year-on-year growth of trade in services was modest (+0.2 %). This reflects a sudden downturn of trade in other services and goods-related services, while trade in travel continued rising and the decrease of trade in transport slowed down.
International merchandise trade in 2016: world merchandise trade decreased further. Annual growth of world exports: -3.2%.