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.
How biodiversity-friendly trade can support COVID-19 recovery
Blue BioTrade project set to improve fortunes in the eastern Caribbean
COVID-19: Shipping data hints to some recovery in global trade
The coronavirus pandemic dealt a severe blow to global merchandise trade. Data from weekly port calls by container ships show early but uneven signs of recovery.
How COVID-19 is changing global value chains
Written by Piergiuseppe Fortunato, UNCTAD Economist
Trade officials equipped to manage non-tariff measures amid COVID-19
Over 150 officials complete an UNCTAD online course delivered as part of efforts to help developing countries tackle the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Global trade continues nosedive, UNCTAD forecasts 20% drop in 2020
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%.