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Launch of the Commodities and Development Report 2015
24 Dec 2015
The Commodities and Development Report 2015, entitled "Smallholder Farmers and Sustainable Commodity Development" was launched on 17 December 2015 on the margins of the tenth Ministerial Conference of the WTO taking place in Nairobi. The presentation of the report was preceded by an introduction by Joakim Reiter, UNCTAD's Deputy Secretary-General.
International trade in services was main driver of growth in global trade in 2014
9 Dec 2015
UNCTAD's Handbook of Statistics 2015 reveals that global trade in services grew by 5 per cent as merchandise trade stagnates and foreign direct investment falls.
Impact of the Nagoya Protocol for BioTrade business and practitioners
25 Nov 2015
Experts discuss the practical implications of the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and its impact over certain aspects of BioTrade, at a peer review meeting in Geneva on 24 November 2015.
World Statistics Day 2015
19 Oct 2015
The General Assembly of the United Nations has designated October 20th, 2015 as 'World Statistics Day' to acknowledge the importance of reliable, timely and impartial statistics in supporting evidence informed policy.
Growing international demand for BioTrade products: opportunities and challenges
8 Oct 2015
Market potential for BioTrade goods is estimated at 141 billion USD, but complex standards and other non-tariff barriers prevent many small producers from taking advantage of market opportunities.
After the Supercycle: New Development Challenges for Commodity Exporters
27 Apr 2015
The 2015 UNCTAD Global Commodities Forum tackled new dynamics in international agricultural markets, and policy options for commodity-dependent economies in Geneva from 13-14 April.
Debate heats up over reform of the Swiss commodity trading sector at UNCTAD forum
17 Apr 2015
UNCTAD's two-day Global Commodities Forum on 13–14 April provided a platform for differing views on how best to reform Swiss commodities trading to benefit people in the developing countries where raw materials are grown or extracted.
In 2014, world merchandise exports grew by 0.6%, while trade in services recorded a 4.2% global increase
14 Apr 2015
Estimates of global international trade for 2014 are published today jointly with WTO. These statistics cover annual and quarterly merchandise and services transactions - up to Q4 2014. Seasonally adjusted quarterly statistics are also available for the volume of international merchandise commerce.
UNCTAD Commodities Week
8 Apr 2015
"Transforming Commodities into Sustainable Development", will be the focus of UNCTAD Commodities Week (13-17 April 2015).