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Trade in Transition

DP World’s annual report uncovers the insights required to navigate the uncertainty in global trade today.

Trade In Transition is the industry’s bellwether on global trade conducted in partnership with Economist Impact. Find out how companies are reconfiguring their supply chains, how industries are adopting new technologies and how economies are impacting traditional trade routes.

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Regional Reports

Middle East & Africa

Companies in the region remain undeterred in their intent to source from and sell to international markets despite supply chain disruption.

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The pandemic has rapidly accelerated the ongoing reconfiguration of supply chains across the region.

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European corporate leaders are in an upbeat mood regarding global trade recovery despite pandemic-related restrictions.

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North America

Whilst executives in the region are optimistic about the future of trade, they are grappling with new complexities.

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South America

Widespread supply chain reconfiguration is underway in the region as executives respond to supply shocks.

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Select Report

2023 Report

The third edition of this report captures private-sector sentiment on international trade, exploring how companies are navigating fresh disruptions in global trade, and how businesses are building further resilience into their strategies.

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2022 Report

Trade in Transition 2022 lifts the lid on how executives are rising to the challenge, charting a path towards the post-pandemic recovery. Featuring responses from 3000 businesses worldwide and analysed by Economist Impact, it’s the most complete picture you can get on how companies are evolving.

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2021 Report

Launched in Spring 2021, our inaugural Trade In Transition report explores the impact of Covid-19 on companies’ trade operations, after an unprecedented year for global supply chains. Learn how they dealt with disruption and seismic demand shocks to keep the world economy moving.

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