Trade in Transition

Uncovering the insights required to navigate the uncertainty in global trade today.

Trade In Transition is the industry’s bellwether on global trade, with research led by Economist Impact. 

Find out how companies are reconfiguring their supply chains, how industries are adopting new technologies and how economies are impacting traditional trade routes.

Navigating the tides of uncertainty

The latest edition of this report investigates 'new globalisation': a new era in global trade and supply chains, defined by heightened geopolitical risk, climate change urgencies, and technological advancements. These forces are reconfiguring the global trading system and supply-chain organisation, shifting the focus from efficiency gains to strategic resilience and adaptability.

Learn more about how the private sector is responding to these supply chain shifts.

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Past reports

2023 trade in transition report

2023 Report

The third edition of this report captures private-sector sentiment on international trade, exploring how companies are navigating fresh disruptions in global trade, and how businesses are building further resilience into their strategies.

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2022 trade in transition report

2022 Report

Trade in Transition 2022 lifts the lid on how executives are rising to the challenge, charting a path towards the post-pandemic recovery. Featuring responses from 3000 businesses worldwide and analysed by Economist Impact, it’s the most complete picture you can get on how companies are evolving.

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2021 trade in transition report

2021 Report

Launched in Spring 2021, our inaugural Trade In Transition report explores the impact of Covid-19 on companies’ trade operations, after an unprecedented year for global supply chains. Learn how they dealt with disruption and seismic demand shocks to keep the world economy moving.

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