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UNCTAD anticipates value of global trade in second quarter will drop 27%

Tuesday, June 16th 2020 - 08:30 UTC
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The value of international trade decreased by about 5% in the first quarter of 2020, but due to Covid-19, this reduction will reach 27% in the second quarter The value of international trade decreased by about 5% in the first quarter of 2020, but due to Covid-19, this reduction will reach 27% in the second quarter

A study carried out by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Unctad, pointed out that disruptions to the economic and social sectors by the pandemic have caused a dramatic decline in trade.

The value of international trade decreased by about 5% in the first quarter of 2020, but due to Covid-19, this reduction will reach 27% in the second quarter according to the body.

The most recent figures point to a deterioration in imports in April and May. In developing countries, trade appears to have fallen at a faster pace than in developed countries. During this period, imports in developing economies fell by 19%, while exports decreased by 18%.

With the exception of January and February, China appears to have done better than other major economies. Exports grew by 3% in April, although there was a fall of around 8% in imports and exports in May.

Non-automotive and energy trading companies collapsed, and trade in agrifood products remained stable. The purchase and sale of medical supplies for Covid-19 more than doubled in April.

 

Categories: Economy, Politics, International.

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