The publication also looks into trade in value-added terms and the latest trade policy developments, highlighting recent trends in WTO members' use of trade-restrictive and trade-facilitating measures. In addition, it provides information on the participation of developing economies in world trade, Aid-for-Trade financial commitments and implementation of the WTO's landmark Trade Facilitation Agreement.
The analytical chapters are complemented by a statistical appendix of over 60 tables providing comprehensive data on various facets of world trade in goods and services.
Table of Contents
- I. Introduction
- Message from Director-General Roberto Azevêdo
- II. Highlights of world trade in 2018
- World merchandise trade in 2018
- World services trade in 2018
- Trends in world trade, 2008-2018
- Developing economies
- Global trade: World maps
- III. World trade developments, 2018-2019
- General trends and drivers of trade in 2018
- World trade and output in early 2019
- IV. Trade in merchandise and commercial services
- Merchandise trade
- Trade in commercial services
- Global value chains, 2005-2015
- Digital trade
- V. Global perspectives – who are the leading players?
- Leading players
- Regional performance
- Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs)
- Developing economies
- Least developed countries
- VI. Trade policy developments
- Trade monitoring
- Trade Facilitation Agreement
- Applied tariffs
- Aid for Trade
- Trade finance
- VII. Composition, definitions & methodology
- Composition of geographical and economic groupings
- Definitions and methodology
- Trade policy indicators
- Specific notes for selected economies
- Statistical sources
- VIII. Statistical tables
Trade Profiles 2019 provides a series of key indicators on trade in goods and services for 196 economies, highlighting the major exports and imports for each economy as well as their main trading partners. For each profile, the data is presented in a handy two-page format, providing a concise overview of global trade.
For merchandise trade, exports and imports are broken down by main commodity groups and by major trading partners. Top exports and imports are listed for agricultural products and non-agricultural products. For trade in commercial services, data is provided for transport, travel, other commercial services and goods-related services. Statistics on intellectual property are also provided.