International trade

International trade predetermines the vector of development of the world economy. Now, the volume of international trade is growing rapidly, which contributes to the intensification of production processes and deepening countries’ specializations.

Materials on topic
53 publications
Types of materials
Global Trade Outlook and Statistics

The outlook for the global economy has slightly improved since the WTO’s most recent trade forecast was issued in October of last year but the pace of trade expansion in 2023 is still expected to be subpar, weighed down by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, stubbornly high inflation, tighter monetary policy and financial uncertainty.

Protectionism, Pandemic, War, and the Future of Trade

Global trade is slowing as the Ukraine conflict and its consequences have replaced the pandemic as the leading drag on growth.

What to watch in global trade in 2023

The Economist Intelligence Unit expects a sharp slowdown in global trade in 2023 due to weakening global economic growth.

Review of maritime transport 2022
The maritime transport and trade sector has been shaken by a succession of disruptions and is having to adapt to other structural shifts, particularly in response to climate change.
Trade outlook 2023: slow steaming in rough waters

After a bumpy year, 2023 could prove to be even more challenging for global goods trade with consumer demand faltering, oversupply returning, and the energy and subsequent inflation crisis persisting. But the supply chain pain is expected to ease and shipping a container will be cheaper

Trade Relations between Russia and China: Growth Potential

China, being the world’s leading economy, is already today Russia’s largest trading partner. Complementarity of the countries’ economies, the common border, large-scale transport projects, cooperation in key sectors, participation in BRICS and SCO — these and other factors serve as major drivers for all existing and new bilateral initiatives. The potential of these relationships is to a large extent determined by their content and current trends.

Russia and Kazakhstan – drivers of regional development

The Roscongress Foundation study presents the main areas of cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan in the economic, humanitarian interaction and in the geopolitical arena.