At-a-glance: Poor countries and trade

Exports and growth

Trade inequality

Falling prices

Case studies

Subsidies and aid

Selling services

World poverty

Trade inequality
The world’s poorest countries – the 49 least developed countries – have not shared in the growth of world trade. The 646m people in the top exporting countries - the US, Germany, Japan, France and UK - have 100 times more trade than their poor counterparts.