Trade and Investment

3 charts that show the state of global trade in 2022 - and they might surprise you

As per the state of global trade, emerging economies will account for 45% of trade growth by 2026. Image: Unsplash/ Andy Li

Kate Whiting

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A chart showing merchandise trade volume (vs December 2019).
How the trade of goods has recovered in the 18 months to May. Image: DHL Trade Growth Atlas 2022.

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A chart showing growth of annual growth of trades and goods and services, historical trend and IMF forecasts.
Trade will continue to grow slowly in 2022 and 2023, despite the war in Ukraine. Image: DHL Trade Growth Atlas 2022.

A graphic showing trade volume growth by region, next five years (IMF forecast) vs last five years.
Southeast and South Asia, as well as Sub-Saharan Africa will have the fastest growing trade growth by volume in the next five years. Image: DHL Trade Growth Atlas 2022.

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