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Sharpest monthly contraction in world trade on record

April’s world trade data confirmed that coronavirus restrictions have taken a very heavy toll on trade flows. But the damage has been slightly less severe than we had feared and more timely data from early-reporting economies offer hope that the worst is past.

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