Quarterly Trade Forecasts

The Delta Economics Quarterly Trade Forecast covers the key trading nations, partners and sectors for the world, global regions and individual countries.

  • Our monthly Trade Insight report is available to subscribers to DeltaMetrics only and provides the Delta Economics market view of key asset classes and price movements based on monthly changes in our trade indices.
  • The quarterly regional reports cover the key findings for each of the global regions and individual countries and sectors within those regions. They track the trade of the largest trading country and select each quarter a regional sector trade corridor that is growing particularly quickly.
  • The forecasts are available for individual regions. Click a button below for further information.

MENA | 1st Quarter 2014

Despite geopolitical uncertainty, we are forecasting that export growth in 2014 for the countries covered here will be positive. The UAE’s forecast is somewhat slower but it is the only country covered here that has slower growth in exports between 2013 and 2014 suggesting that the region’s larger economies by trade are integrating more into the global trade system. There is evidence of diversification in the region: five out of twenty five of the world’s top shale gas exporters are in the MENA region and countries like the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar are showing sure but steady growth from a politically secure background and, critically, a substantial existing contribution to world trade.