Supply Chains

Between deglobalization and slowbalization: Where Europe stands

The number of firms in Europe that rely on global supply chains is rising. Image: Pexels/Pixabay

Lucian Cernat

Chief Trade Economist, European Commission

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A bar chart showing the number of EU importers kept growing from 2014-2020.
This growth in the number of EU importers increased to over 1 million in 2020. Image: CEPR.
A chart showing EU exporters and importers by percentage.
The vast majority of EU member states, more than 70% of exporters are also importers. Image: CEPR.
A graphic showing how EU suppliers for each imported product.
The diversity of EU import sources at the firm level is even greater. Image: CEPR.


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