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Trade and Trade Finance in the 2008-20+L460609 Financial Crisis

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  • Thomas William Dorsey
  • Mika Saito
  • Armine Khachatryan
  • Irena Asmundson
  • Ioana Niculcea

Abstract

Global merchandise trade sharply declined in late 2008 and early 2009, and some press and financial market reports assigned a large role for the decline to trade finance. However, the available evidence suggests that shocks to trade finance were not the major factor in the decline in trade. Surveys of commercial banks by the IMF and others found that while bank-intermediated trade finance fell in value during the crisis, it fell by less than merchandise trade. As a result, the share of world trade supported by bank-intermediated trade finance increased despite higher pricing margins. Other explanations appear to account for the bulk of the reduction in international trade.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 11/16.

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Length: 65
Date of creation: 01 Jan 2011
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:11/16

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Keywords: Bank credit; Banking; Banks; Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009; survey; export credit; surveys; export credit insurance; export credit agencies; exporters; exporter; merchandise exports; export credits; probability; financial crises; exports of goods; samples; world exports; share of world exports; export performance; trade facilitation; export financing; trade flows; economic downturns; export transactions; exporting firms; guarantee facilities; export sectors; working capital guarantees; goods export; correlation;

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  1. Logan Lewis & Linda Tesar & Andrei Levchenko, 2010. "The Collapse of International Trade During the 2008-2009 Crisis: In Search of the Smoking Gun," 2010 Meeting Papers 109, Society for Economic Dynamics.
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  1. Friederike Niepmann & Tim Schmidt-Eisenlohr, 2013. "Banks in international trade finance: evidence from the U.S," Staff Reports 633, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  2. Niepmann, Friederike, 2013. "No guarantees, no trade: how banks affect export patterns," Staff Reports 659, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  3. Konon, Alexander, 2012. "Direct and Indirect Crisis Effects on International Trade or: Is There a Chance to Employ an Income Stimulus to Stimulate Exports?," MPRA Paper 36363, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Rudolfs Bems & Robert C. Johnson & Kei-Mu Yi, 2012. "The Great Trade Collapse," NBER Working Papers 18632, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  5. Jin, Xiaoye & Xiaowen Lin, Sharon & Tamvakis, Michael, 2012. "Volatility transmission and volatility impulse response functions in crude oil markets," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(6), pages 2125-2134.
  6. Silvia Del Prete & Stefano Federico, 2014. "Trade and finance: is there more than just 'trade finance'? Evidence from matched bank-firm data," Temi di discussione (Economic working papers) 948, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
  7. Wagner, Joachim, 2013. "The granular nature of the great export collapse in German manufacturing industries, 2008/2009," Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, vol. 7(5), pages 1-21.
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  10. JaeBin Ahn, 2011. "A Theory of Domestic and International Trade Finance," IMF Working Papers 11/262, International Monetary Fund.
  11. Jinjarak, Yothin & Mutuc, Paulo Jose & Wignaraja, Ganeshan, 2014. "Does Finance Really Matter for the Participation of SMEs in International Trade? Evidence from 8,080 East Asian Firms," ADBI Working Papers 470, Asian Development Bank Institute.
  12. Reza Y. Siregar & C.S. Lim, Vincent, 2011. "Real Sector Propagation of the Recent Global Financial Crisis: An Integrative Report," Staff Papers, South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre, number sp83, June.
  13. van Bergeijk, P.A.G., 2011. "One is not enough! Understanding world trade collapses," ISS Working Papers - General Series 521, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), The Hague.
  14. Friederike Niepmann & Tim Schmidt-Eisenlohr, 2014. "International Trade, Risk and the Role of Banks," CESifo Working Paper Series 4761, CESifo Group Munich.
  15. Silvio Contessi & Francesca de Nicola, 2012. "What do we know about the relationship between access to finance and international trade?," Working Papers 2012-054, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

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