Friday, March 31, 2017

ICC Global Survey on Trade Finance 2016


The ICC just released an excellent report on trade finance

While the title suggests the report is about 2016, it's actually on 2015.  The report is based on a survey, input from a range of third party public and private sector entities, and SWIFT-provided data.

The report is a comprehensive analysis of trends in the global economy, international and regional trade, various trade finance instruments (including forfaiting) supported by some 95 tables.  SWIFT-provided data on letter of credit and collections messages sent, including data on average L/C size (including by regions with separate data for import and export L/Cs), proposed and rejected transactions by region and country (e.g., Russia). 

There is literally something for everyone with an interest in global trade.

Well worth a close read.

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