Capgemini Consulting Global Trade Flow Index Reveals Steep Reduction in Global Trade Levels of 8% in H1 2011

Driven largely by the impact of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the resulting effect on trade with major economies, Capgemini Consulting’s analysis shows that levels of global trade continued to fall in Q2 2011, by a further one percent quarter-on-quarter, leading to an eight percent decline in global trade volumes overall in the first six months of 2011.