Trade and Investment

How COVID-19 has affected trade, in 8 charts

The pandemic has had a surprising impact on many exports, including soybeans Image: James Baltz / Unsplash

César A. Hidalgo

ANITI Chair, University of Toulouse; Honorary Professor, University of Manchester; Visiting Professor, Harvard University; Founder & CEO, Datawheel


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How the pandemic hit exports Image: OEC data
Seasonal variations play a role in the year-on-year data
A boom for Brazilian beef
Brazilian soybeans also surged
Car exports were down by billions
Exports of trucks also fell sharply
Bikes bounced back

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