The value of world trade recorded a 5% drop in the third quarter of 2020 compared with the same period last year, marking an improvement on the 19% year-on-year plunge recorded in the second quarter. The timid recovery is expected to continue in the fourth quarter, with a preliminary forecast of -3% compared to the last quarter of 2019. But there are growing concerns about how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect economic activity in the coming months.
The SDG Trade Monitor offers a one-stop shop for users to obtain updated and disaggregated official data on global trade’s contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
UNCTAD helps the southeast Asian nation develop a strategy to build on e-commerce growth in sectors such as food delivery, online retail and mobile payments.
A new call to action urges countries to make BioTrade a lever for recovery and resilience in the wake of the pandemic.
An UNCTAD data evaluation tool helps the southern African nation recover an additional $1 million in export dues from mining companies in one year.