DHL Trade Growth Atlas

Anna Thompson
Anna Thompson
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In response to these and other crucial questions for any business shipping internationally, the DHL Trade Growth Atlas provides a detailed map of shifting global trade patterns. It is based on analysis of over one million data points on country-to-country trade flows.

The report is produced in partnership with NYU Stern’s Center for the Future of Management, which fosters cutting-edge research on major shifts in the global business landscape. By cutting through the rhetoric and speculation, it will help your business navigate toward new opportunities in world trade.

Key factors affecting supply chains in 2022

The last two years have been unprecedented for world trade, with the long-tail of Covid and the war in Ukraine just two of the challenges disrupting supply chains. Global inflation is at a multi-decade high, and economies are slowing down, meaning trade’s power to accelerate growth has never been more under scrutiny. As we look to the future, the key questions – certainly for any business with international ambitions – are, which countries are achieving the strongest trade growth and where could new poles of growth emerge?

Global trade patterns

China is forecast to continue achieving more trade growth than any other country through 2026, but its share of global trade growth is likely to fall by as much as half. The pandemic's acceleration of cross-border e-commerce is changing the landscape further, emerging economies are achieving higher levels of innovation and exporting more sophisticated products, and trade growth is spreading out across a wider variety of countries. For instance, Vietnam is ranked among the top 10 countries over the past five years for both the speed and scale of its trade growth, and its future prospects remain very strong. But that’s just one top-line example – the report features no less than 173 in-depth country profiles on the trade patterns of each.

If you’re looking to – or indeed already do – ship internationally, this report is essential reading. Brought to you by the world’s most international company, with a presence in over 220 countries and territories, it reflects our position at the heart of global trade and our commitment to helping our customers identify the most prosperous markets for expansion. Read the in-depth report now and begin your next global chapter!

This is just a taste of the kind of business support you can expect when you partner with DHL Express. Talk to one of our specialists to discuss how a business international account can help you grow YOUR business in 220 territories across the globe.