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Last Monday, the World Trade Organization (WTO) released its 2023 edition of the World Trade Statistical Review (WTSR), its annual flagship publication featuring key data on global trade in merchandise and commercial services.
It gives data on merchandise and services trade broken down by geographical origin, main product groups and sectors, along with related data on key economic developments such as gross domestic product (GDP) growth, commodity prices, and exchange rate fluctuations, mostly for 2022. It also presents recent trends in international trade at a time of geopolitical and macroeconomic strains and technological challenges affecting the global economy and supply chains. The analytical chapters are complemented by statistical tables providing more details.
Trade in goods and services amounted to $31 trillion in