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The Structure of International Trade is Changing

May 24th, 2016, by

Global trade today is not as it was 25 years ago.


  • Most world trade is within Europe and the U.S.
  • Asia’s trade with the rest of the world is very small.
  • Rich trade with rich, poor don’t trade much.


  • Asia accounts for a huge portion of global trade.
  • Europe and the U.S. trade a lot with Asia.
  • Middle East and Latin America are emerging as major global traders.


  • Africa, despite its huge size, natural resources and population is almost invisible in global trade (but will likely be a major player in the next 25 years).

International Trade

Source: Financial Times,

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