DHL Global Connectedness Index 2016
Globalization surpassed pre-crisis peak, advanced modestly in 2015
DHL released the fourth edition of its Global Connectedness Index (GCI), a detailed analysis of the state of globalization around the world. The 2016 report shows that global connectedness, measured by cross-border flows of trade, capital, information and people, surpassed its 2007 pre-crisis peak during 2014. In 2015, globalization's post-crisis expansion slowed, but the data indicate that it did not go into reverse. Currently available evidence suggests that the world was about 8% more connected in 2015 than in 2005.
- Flows of information, capital and people boost overall connectedness; international trade remains weak
- Netherlands is the world's most connected country; Europe tops regional ranking
- New city rankings reveal Singapore as number one "Globalization Hotspot" and "Globalization Giant"