DHL Global Connectedness Index

Update 2019: Globalization holding up under pressure

December 4, 2019: DHL and NYU Stern School of Business today released the 2019 update of the DHL Global Connectedness Index (GCI), which highlights key developments in international flows of capital, trade, information, and people. The new report shows that shrinking international capital flows caused global connectedness to dip slightly in 2018. However, despite strong headwinds in global geopolitics and trade, the GCI stayed close to its record high of 2017. The world remains more connected than at almost any other point in history, with no signs of a broad reversal of globalization so far.

Press release

"Is globalization dead? Hardly. And I have the data to prove it"

Globalization is under intense pressure from protectionist policies and nationalist movements around the world. But so far it is holding up surprisingly well.

The last full GCI report - the DHL Global Connectedness Index 2018 - analyzes trade, capital, information, and people flows not only for the world but also for individual countries and regions. It ranks and profiles 169 countries and territories, encompassing 99% of the world's GDP. The next full edition of the DHL Global Connectedness Index will be released in late 2020.

Sabine Hartmann

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