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World Trade Service – GTA Forecasting

Size and seize trade and transportation opportunities

Do you need to accurate trade and transportation forecasts for growth? Optimize vessel allocation and fleet makeup?

Access long-term trade and transportation data outlooks for 249 countries, across 270 commodities mapped directly to Harmonized System and 16 trade concepts. It covers three transportation modes and four cargo types. Leverage the most advanced modelling techniques and the world’s largest trade database to ensure an accurate, consistent market view. With seamless data delivery through Connect platform you can:

  • Make timely, profitable business decisions
  • Uncover risks and opportunities
  • Recognize market trends and key catalysts
  • Benchmark the competition
  • Support economic development and infrastructure investments

What’s Included

Data and Forecasts

Our database contains historical and forecast bilateral trade data broken down by country, commodity, and trade concept. Historical data from 2005 and forecasts through 2030 (quarterly updates, annual frequency). Source of our historical data is Global Trade Atlas (GTA).

GTA is our market-leading database for trade data, which includes monthly data from nearly 100 reporting countries. The enhanced WTS-GTA Forecasting methodology provides timely and comprehensive data leveraging monthly datasets from GTA and aligned with the Harmonized System – extensively quality checked by our economists and analysts!

  • Countries — Total global trade broken down into 249 countries
  • Commodities — 270 commodity categories are mapped directly to HS4-digit categories
  • Trade Concepts — 16 value and volume indicators covering key transportation modes and seaborne cargo types (including TEU)

World Economy and Trade Trends (quarterly)
Global macroeconomic view of the trade and transportation space, highlighting trade demand, commodity prices, transportation modes, cargo types, quarterly forecasts, historical data and trade forecast revisions

Headline Analysis
Maritime and Trade commentary and analysis of market development

Macroeconomic Summary (75 countries)
Main macroeconomic drivers for World Trade Service forecasts, forecast revisions, economic outlook and assumptions

Analyst Access
On-demand access to our team of economists and country analysts

Solve Your Business Challenge

Challenge Solution
What is the size of my trade and transportation market?
What is the forecast for growth?
By providing trade breakdown by country, commodity and mode, WTS-GTA Forecasting can be used to size and forecast a variety of markets.
Should I expand this cargo facility?
Is this expansion a good investment?
WTS-GTA Forecasting shows you if trade growth and volumes are strong enough to support transportation infrastructure investments.
How should I allocate my ships? Is now a good time to order new vessels? The bilateral layout of WTS-GTA Forecasting data allows you to measure volume levels and growth along specific trade routes and to position your fleet to capture emerging volumes.

Forecast Coverage

  • 249 countries
  • 270 commodities
  • 16 trade concepts (value and volume measurements)
  • Three transport modes (land, sea, air)
  • Four cargo types (dry bulk, liquid bulk, general cargo, containerized tons)
  • TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit)
  • United States Coastal share data

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