World trade volume decreased by 1.7 percent in December last year compared to a month earlier. This is evident from the monthly World Trade Monitor of the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB). In November, world trade also went down by 1.8 percent.
Global industrial production declined in December by 0.1 percent on a monthly basis. In the previous month a larger decrease of 0.2 percent was registered.
This time the trade figures are excluding the data for the United States, where data was not provided due to the shutdown of the government in December and January.