Measuring Globalisation: OECD Economic Globalisation Indicators 2010

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This second edition of the OECD Economic Globalisation Indicators presents a broad range of indicators showing the magnitude and intensity of globalisation. This process is becoming increasingly important for policymakers and other analysts, hence the need for a volume that brings together the existing measures, based on national data sources and comparable across countries. Together, the indicators shed new light on financial, technological and trade interdependencies within OECD and non-OECD countries.

Measures of globalisation include indicators on capital movements and foreign direct investments, international trade, the economic activity of multinational firms and the internationalisation of technology. In addition, the 2010 edition also includes indicators linked to the current financial crisis, portfolio investments, environmental aspects and the emergence of global value chains.


World export market shares (cont.)

The (geometric) average annual growth rates of market shares for total trade, for 2000 to 2007, show the differences in countries’ export performance. The OECD member with the highest average growth rate was the Slovak Republic (an average annual increase of 11.1%), followed by the Czech Republic (+8.7%) and Poland (+8.0%). The largest average decreases were observed in Canada (–5%), Japan (–5%) and the United States (–4.9%).


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