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World Trade Indicators 2010: Trade Under Crisis

2010-08, 100 с. (8.5 x 11)
ISBN: 978-0-8213-8040-6

The World Bank's World Trade Indicators (WTI) database on the CD-ROM included in this book provides more than 300 performance indicators measuring at-the-border and behind-the-border country trade policy, institutions, and outcomes from 1995 to 2009. Complementing the rich database are Trade Briefs for 142 developing countries summarizing insights from the data and the main findings of analytical work conducted by the Word Bank, the IMF, and the WTO for individual countries.

The book highlights the main patterns in policy and performance revealed by the database, grouping countries by region or income, and the 20 best and 20 worst country rankings for a number of indicators are shown. Country performance is benchmarked around five main pillars:

  • Border protection, such as tariffs and non-tariff barriers on imports of goods and services
  • Market access barriers in the rest of the world to exports of goods
  • Overall business and institutional environment
  • Trade facilitation
  • Trade outcomes, such as trade growth, integration, and diversification.

World Trade Indicators 2010 will be an invaluable asset to researchers and practitioners in the field, country policy makers, trade negotiators and their advisors, and business executives.