Annual Trade Volume Growth Rates

Annual Trade Volume Growth Rates

Proof Point

Trade volume growth in emerging markets expected to reach 4.7% in 2018, outpacing advanced economies by 2017

Annual Trade Volume Growth Rates

2015 – 2018F (percentage)

Proof Point Findings

  • Trade Volume Growth Rate – Average growth rates for export and import volumes of goods and services
  • Emerging Markets Strong Performance – International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts strong trade performance in emerging markets, increasing annual growth rates from 0.3% in 2015 to 4.7% by 2018
  • Advanced Economies Slow Down – Trade growth in advanced economies declined from 4% in 2015 to 2% in 2016, brought about by global economic slowdown, low oil prices in Middle East affecting exports, and slowed investment
  • Key Market Drivers – Include improved manufacturing productivity, faster economic growth in key areas, such as Iran, Asia Pacific, India, Vietnam, and Indonesia, growing Chinese demand for imported goods, evolving international trade policies, and recession in some countries, such as Brazil and Nigeria


Market Disruption


Energy, Food and Beverage, Healthcare/Health Sciences, Industrial Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics, Wholesale and Retail Trade


Date Last Updated

June 14, 2017

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