Key findings from this year's report include:
- 33% of countries suffered negative growth in 2010, compared to 84% in 2009.
- 20% of countries suffered double digit negative growth in 2010, compared to 74% in 2009.
- 2% of countries saw a decline of more than 50% in 2010, compared to 10% of countries in 2009.
- North America regains its longstanding role as the leading region (34.6% of world trade, and growth of 11.8%).
- Europe slipped into second position, growing just 0.5% in sales volumes.
- The People's Republic of China overtook both Germany and Japan to second position in the global league table, behind the US.