With global trade exceeding US $ 44 trillion and trade data running into the billions of records, finding and maintaining export markets can be a daunting challenging. We provide data-analytical tools to cut through the big data and generate insights, often unanticipated, as to realistic new export markets. Clients include service providers to exporters, including financiers and international development agencies; government trade and industry departments; export promotion agencies and trade facilitation bodies; large corporates; and university and think-tank based researchers.
Exporting is an engine of growth and development, as much for firms as for cities, regions and countries. It allows countries to specialise in production and diversify consumption, it spreads ideas and innovations, and facilitates the adoption of best practices. But there are also downsides to trade. The gains are often unequally distributed, it may threaten livelihoods, and it contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. We provide research and policy analysis, leveraging a large network of specialists, to enable our clients to adopt appropriate trade strategies and policies that will limit downsides and be consistent with sustainable, inclusive development and the circular economy.