The Future of Trade 2022 is the fourth edition of DMCC’s biannual flagship report on the changing nature of global trade. In it, we examine the impact of technology, global economic trends, and geopolitics on the future of trade, with a focus on trade growth, supply chains, trade finance, infrastructure, and sustainability.
The report presents updated scenarios for how trade will develop in the 2020s, relevant for any reader involved in trade, trade policy, international investment, and the operation of businesses with global value chains.
The future of global trade is expected to remain resilient in 2022 despite global uncertainty. What tectonic shifts will impact the trade landscape beyond?
Discover the key drivers that will support a resurgence in cross-border trade in the years ahead.
The global landscape is likely to be characterised by several pivots including China's slowing economic growth, oil prices hitting record highs and a rise in debt defaults.
This section presents key insights into these geopolitical currents that are likely to underlie the trade outlook.
Technology will be a driving force in enabling the future of trade. With governments and businesses facilitating trade growth through adopting new technologies, we can expect trade openness, innovation, and cost efficiency to permeate throughout the industry.
Discover how technologies such as blockchain and additive manufacturing, will bring development across the trade landscape.
Sustainability has become one of the most pressing issues in trade, with numerous companies and organisations pivoting their goals towards eco-friendly KPIs and sustainable practices.
Find out how a heightened focus on sustainability can benefit and facilitate the growth of global trade, and explore the consequences that could destabilise the entire industry if environmental commitments and practices go left unchecked.
Despite strong growth in global trade, many SMEs and businesses from emerging economies are failing to capitalise on this due to the barriers presented by structural gaps in trade and infrastructure.
Discover how structural gaps in trade and infrastructure are producing high barriers to entry for smaller businesses and organisations from developing countries, and how blended finance could potentially be the primary solution to address this.
An extensive look into the Future of Trade, complete with facts, figures, research and results.
For a full transcript of the interviews, download the 2022 Future of Trade report