The overall trade20 Moving towards greater trade potential

The overall Trade20 markets are the rising stars of global trade: the economies that have the greatest trade growth potential. The index highlights existing trade powers like China, India and Singapore; medium-sized trading economies like Ireland, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand that continue to make good progress; and smaller trading nations like Côte d'Ivoire, which are showing great promise.

What the overall Trade20 markets have in common, whether big or small, emerging or developed, is their pace of progress and the growing opportunity they offer. These high-potential markets may be of interest as future investment opportunities, or as import markets and supply chain partners.

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Export diversity

A market’s progress in its breadth of exports, measured by the variety of products exported and how export revenue is spread across that product range.

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Economic dynamism

The economic performance of a market, measured by the increase in inward foreign direct investment (FDI), as well as export and GDP growth.

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Trade readiness

The extent to which a market has the foundations to support future trade growth, measured by improvements to physical and digital infrastructure, e-commerce, and the ease of doing business.

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