Global trade shows frail recovery in third quarter, but outlook remains uncertain
UNCTAD estimates show a 5% drop in world trade in the third quarter of 2020 compared to 2019, an improvement from the 19% decline in the second quarter but insufficient to pull trade out of the red.
New portal tracks trade’s contribution to sustainable development
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.
COVID-19 stalls progress on Global Goals
UNCTAD’s SDG Pulse 2020 shows that progress on critical targets of the sustainable development goals has stalled amid the coronavirus crisis.
COVID-19 triggers marked decline in global trade, new data shows
The coronavirus pandemic led to a 3% drop in global trade values in the first quarter of 2020. The downturn is expected to accelerate in the second quarter, according to UNCTAD forecasts, which project a quarter-on-quarter decline of 27%.
West Africa makes headway towards harmonized trade-in-services statistics
The Central Bank of West African States congratulates West African partners as they share results of their second full survey on international trade in services.
Nowcast shows international trade and global economy cooling down
The UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2019 provides a wide range of statistics and indicators relevant to the analysis of international trade, investment, maritime transport and development.
UNCTAD and partners make progress on measuring illicit financial flows
Quantifying the total value of illicit flows that are draining resources for development is a key step in tackling them.
Introducing the challenges of measuring Illicit Financial Flows to the International Statistical Community
Regional workshop on merchandise trade statistics
UNCTAD, the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the African Union Commission (AUC), and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) hosted a regional workshop on International Merchandise Trade Statistics in Johannesburg, South Africa from 24 to 28 June 2019.