Summary of World Trade Report

Factors Shaping the Future of World Trade

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World Trade Report summary
The World Trade Organization uses analysis and projections to detail how trade transforms the world.


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The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) annual report on the state of global trade reflects how trade among nations creates economic, political and social change, which in turn shapes worldwide commerce. This extensive review provides readers with summary information as well as exhaustive detail on a variety of trade-related subjects, such as demographics, technology and energy. It includes practical information, theoretical frameworks, academic discussions and empirical research. getAbstract finds that this hefty treatise packed with the WTO’s informed insights is valuable reading for anyone involved in world trade, business or policy making.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How global trade has evolved over time in developed and developing markets,
  • What factors drive trade, and
  • What future trends in global trade foretell.


The Trade Picture
World trade growth fell from 5.2% in 2011 to 2% in 2012. The euro crisis, attempts by European Union members to cut deficits and uncertainty about whether the US Congress could agree on a budget worked together to curtail growth and trade in both developed and developing...
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The World Trade Organization focuses on global trade rules to ensure smooth, predictable and free trade among nations. It counts 159 countries as its members.

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