Global Trade collapse in charts

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Only the third time since 2000 has global trade growth dipped below 2%. On both prior occasions, the US economy was in recession.

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There is a correlation between policy uncertainty and trade growth. Higher the policy uncertainty lower is the Trade growth. Guess what, 2017 started with highest ever policy uncertainty.

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In 2010 there were 464 trade-restrictive measures on deck.
In 2016 there were 2238 trade trade-restrictive measures on deck.

World trade was already slowing before Trump became president http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/228941487594148537/pdf/112930-REVISED-PUBLIC.pdf. The new wave of policy uncertainty and trade protectionism does not bode well for Global trade.

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