Facts and Figures

What is the share of ITHs in world trade?

According to statistics commerce accounts for about 20 % of the total figure of exports/imports + commercial services worldwide. For the sake of accurate information this is the break down of the annual figure at the end of 2017.

Merchandise Trade

Following declines in 2015 and 2016, the value of world merchandise exports increased in 2017 by 11 per cent. This increase was mostly driven by a 28 per cent increase in exports of fuels and mining products. Exports of agricultural products increased by 9 per cent while exports of manufactured goods rose by 8 per cent.

Following declines in 2015 and 2016, the value of world merchandise exports increased in 2017 by 11 per cent. This increase was mostly driven by a 28 per cent increase in exports of fuels and mining products. Exports of agricultural products increased by 9 per cent while exports of manufactured goods rose by 8 per cent.

Trade in commercial services

World exports of transport services made full recovery in2017, supported by an increase in merchandise trade flows. World exports reached US$ 931.5 billion by going up 9 per cent. In Europe, which accounted for almost half of global transport exports in 2017, transport revenues went up to 11 per cent.