World services exports grew by 4.7% in quarter 3 of 2014

23 January 2015

According to preliminary estimates by UNCTAD and WTO, in the third quarter of 2014, world exports of services grew by 4.7% compared with the same quarter of the previous year (balance-of-payments basis, current prices).

​The estimates reveal continued growth in global services trade across 2014, with Asia and Europe showing a somewhat higher rise in exports than the Americas in quarter 3.

Sources: UNCTAD and WTO

Quarterly aggregates are based on available reported data, covering at least 80 per cent of world services trade.
Trade in services statistics presented follow the BPM6 classification (6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments Manual, 2009).

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Quarterly figures are released every three months (next release: April 2015).