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International trade is primarily the exchange of goods and services (imports and exports) between countries – or across international borders. Since trading spans different regions, trading of this nature is affected by the world economy, as we’ve all seen when it comes to oil prices due to the conflicts in the Middle East. A product sold on the global market is considered an export, while products purchased are considered imports.

Since different countries have different resources, some are able to produce products or services more efficiently, and thus at a lower cost. These lower costs then afford them the benefit of selling it at a cheaper rate to other countries. If one country does not have a specific item, it can trade with other countries that have this item in exchange for something of value they do have available. Without international trade, countries would be bound to only those goods or services produced within their borders. As a result of international trading, in many instances there is greater competition which allows the consumers to find lower priced products available.

In order for businesses to be successful in international trade they must be aware of what resources various countries have available. To that extent information on investment analysis, economic forecasts, political status, and demographics is important to staying ahead. has the information your company needs to understand and succeed the international trade arena.
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International Trade Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Czech Republic crisis. The likely winner, the junior coalition partner ANO, will add to the eurosceptic voices of neighbouring CEE economies but is unlikely to significantly alter the economic course of the country. If anything, the ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Ghana oil production was again the main growth driver, but a surprise rebound in services activity also boosted output. But we expect growth to slow in H2 as oil base effects come into play. The ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Hong Kong China demand, Hong Kong's export trends will likely decelerate further from Q4 onwards as we expect softer demand growth in Mainland China. Meanwhile, private consumption is expected to hold up in H2 on improved consumer ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Latvia

    ...4.8% in Q2 and kept inflation above 3% into Q3. Growth is now forecast at 3.8% this year, returning to its medium-term trend earlier than forecast, but supply-side constraints and inflation pressures will keep the ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Spain

    ...anticipate a prolonged period of political noise which is likely to take a toll on economic activity. But for now, we are keeping our GDP forecasts unchanged at 3.1% for this year and 2.7% for ... Read More

  • Weekly Economic Briefings > Emerging Markets Weekly Economic Briefing

    ...monetary policy. In his speech at the 19th Party Congress, President Xi outlined his vision for China through to 2050. While committing to cement China's existing system, he identified key long-term challenges and policy implications, ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Eurozone

    ...evidence that the strong euro is yet affecting the industrial and the external sectors, but it will cause inflation to fall significantly in early-2018. We have made a small tweak to our monetary policy call ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Greece

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  • Country Economic Forecasts > Finland

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  • Country Economic Forecasts > Mauritius

    ...general improvement in the global economy should lift activity over the next year. We still forecast GDP growth of 3.8% this year and 3.9% in 2019, up from 3.7% in 2016, before a modest slowdown ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Australia

    ...with households still struggling against weak wage growth. In contrast, businesses continue to report buoyant conditions, with profitability improving and capacity utilization rising. We still expect growth to moderate as the housing downturn weighs on ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Taiwan

    ...up our GDP growth forecast for 2017 to 2.5% from 2.3%. The increase would have been even more were it not for evidence of destocking in trade and survey data. As orders for the delayed ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Bulgaria 2016 than initially reported (declining 5.1% as opposed to the initially-published 0.7%), showed a resurgence in H1 2017, rising by over 2% in both Q1 and Q2. We expect this momentum to continue in ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Canada

    ...a string of eight consecutive months of expansion. We expect that real GDP will advance at a pace of around 2.0% annualized in Q3 and Q4. The economy is forecast to grow by 3% in ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Switzerland September, while the positive trend in the labour market strengthened further. We expect that annual GDP growth will pick up from around 0.4% in H1 2017 to 1.5% in H2 and average a robust ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Germany

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  • Country Economic Forecasts > Thailand

    ...since early 2016, while the pick-up in tourism gained further momentum. Indeed, there are some signs that the improvement in exports is now starting to lift business investment and manufacturing output, notwithstanding the appreciation of ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Kazakhstan as banks are financially strengthened. But growth will be limited to around 3% in 2018 as recovery remains reliant on oil and gas prices and volumes, before picking up towards 4% by 2020 as ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > South Africa

    ...economy remained constrained in Q3, but probably recorded positive growth. However, due to ongoing political and policy uncertainties, we maintain our view that growth will continue to underperform in the short to medium term. As ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Sweden

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  • Country Economic Forecasts > India

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  • Country Economic Forecasts > Argentina

    ...2.8% in Q2. And, importantly, growth has become more broad-based, rather than only concentrated in construction and agriculture, with evidence that local currency financial intermediation is rising rapidly in real terms, despite high nominal interest ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Estonia

    ...still forecast at 3.1% this year and 3.7% in 2018. Although the trade gap will widen again as industrial upgrading raises imports, sales to the EU and eastern neighbours will contribute to growth again from ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > Japan

    ...head into 2018 as Chinese import demand cools. However, given the solid outlook for employment and a boost from public spending, we expect domestic demand to become an increasing driver of growth. We forecast GDP ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts > New Zealand

    ...supported by an accommodative monetary policy, healthy levels of business and consumer confidence and a large rise in the labour supply in recent years (fuelled by net migration and a rising participation rate). Moreover, in ... Read More

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