- The world’s economic center of gravity shifts eastward; emerging economies see bigger connectedness gains than advanced economies
- Flows of trade, capital, information and people stretched out over more distant geographies, documenting a decline in regionalization
- Europe remains most globally connected region; Netherlands again ranks No. 1
DHL, the global logistics leader, today released the third edition of its Global Connectedness Index (GCI), a detailed analysis of the state of globalization around the world. The latest report shows that global connectedness, measured by cross-border flows of trade, capital, information and people, has recovered most of its losses incurred during the financial crisis. Especially the depth of international interactions – the proportion of interactions that cross national borders – gained momentum in 2013 after its recovery had stalled in the previous year. Nonetheless, trade depth, as a distinct dimension of globalization, continues to stagnate and the overall level of global connectedness remains quite limited, implying that there could be gains of trillions of US dollars if boosted in future years.
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