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An inclusive COVID-19 recovery needs reliable and timely data
26 Jul 2021
UNCTAD helps strengthen international trade statisticians’ skills and capacity, for a continuous flow of high-quality statistics amid pandemic-induced disruptions to data supply.
Online course enhances capacity of trade data compilers
27 May 2021
International merchandise trade statistics course boosts participants’ knowledge on data on the movements of goods between countries and areas.
Creative economy to have its year in the sun in 2021
13 Jan 2021
Here’s why the UN has dedicated a whole year to the creative economy and its critical role in promoting sustainable development, especially in a post-coronavirus world.
New portal tracks trade’s contribution to sustainable development
21 Oct 2020
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.
Global trade shows frail recovery in third quarter, but outlook remains uncertain
21 Oct 2020
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.
Trade Wars: The Pain and the Gain
4 Feb 2019
Amid tit for tat tariff hikes between the United States and China,, trade is being diverted and a handful of countries will capture a slice of the giants' exports, UNCTAD estimates.
International Day for South-South Cooperation
13 Sep 2016
The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation is annually observed on September 12.
International Day of Happiness
20 Mar 2016
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in 2015: "The pursuit of happiness is serious business". Nowadays this "business" is carefully measured and is used as a barometer of life quality. In fact, many argue that "happiness" combines to give a better picture of human wellbeing than do other individual indicators, such as, income, poverty, education, health or good government.
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.