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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.
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.
5 Ways to Make the Taxation of Multinationals Fairer
7 Jul 2015
Written by Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
UNCTAD calls on Investment Promotion Agencies to act on sustainable development at G20 conference in Istanbul
28 Apr 2015
UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi has called on investment promotion agencies (IPAs) to do more to attract investment for sustainable development.
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.
Commodity prices decline throughout 2014
8 Apr 2015
The 'All Groups' commodity price index for 2014 fell by 6.1% compared with the 2013 annual average, reflecting the general downward trend in commodity prices.
Member States and civil society examine questions raised at 2014 World Investment Forum
26 Mar 2015
Reform of the International Investment Agreements (IIA) regime returned to the UNCTAD agenda during a three day Expert Meeting in February, with member States and civil society calling for new approaches to drafting and implementing the agreements.
Communication equipment was the main growth driver of trade in information technology goods in 2013
13 Feb 2015
New UNCTAD data shows renewed growth in the trade of information, communication and technology (ICT) goods in 2013. However, whereas communication equipment and electronic components expanded, trade in consumer electronics and computers fell.
Statistical profiles for every country in the world now available
3 Feb 2015
UNCTAD's new country profiles provide a basic snapshot of a country's economic and financial situation, facilitating convenient cross-country comparisons.