Global Trading Falls by 9 Percent

As trading between countries continues to plummet due to recession and export and import activities fall, analysts said that monthly deficit reached as high as $37.3 billion. Meanwhile, economic experts warn that global trading has declined by 9 percent this year as consumer spending continues to fall.

Economic leaders said that global trading fell 9 percent this year as import and export activities continue to plummet which resulted to more than 37.7 billion monthly deficit.

To discuss this looming economic problem, G20 which is an organization which represents rich and developing countries has urged other nations to improve its banking system to avoid local finances from chocking due to bad debts.

Earlier, G20 members have agreed to spend $1 trillion to support the economic projects of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to boost demand. Meanwhile, representatives are still finding common grounds on how to use this fund to boost demands in their own economy.

According to World Trade Organization (WTO), exports of goods since August 2008 declined by 24 percent while imports fell by 14 percent. There has no significant development which can change this trend, WTO added.

Economists said that exports in the US is one of the most affected in the world as dollar appreciated nearly 18 percent for the past six months, making the country’s product more expensive in the global markets.

Meanwhile, analysts said the world trade will bounce back if consumer spending will increase, incomes will be less dispensable, and labor market will recover.


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