This report sets out long-term trends that may shape the global economy and international trade between now and 2050.
The report has been produced to help inform policymakers and strategists and contribute to the wider debate about the future of trade. It also sets out some of the economic trends that underpin the UK’s trade strategy.
The analysis includes projections for the size of trade by region and country between 2019 and 2050 and by sector between 2019 and 2030. These projections are one possible future that could emerge based on an informed analysis and neutral extrapolation of the trends we observe today.