World trade growth slows in 3rd quarter – Dutch CPB

* Trade growth slows to 0.9 pct in 3rd qtr

* Lowest figure since mid-2009

GENEVA, Nov 24 (BestGrowthStock) – Growth in world trade slowed
sharply in the third quarter of this year as the force of the
rebound from the economic crisis ebbed, figures from the Dutch
CPB economic institute showed on Wednesday.

World trade volumes in the three months ended September were
only 0.9 percent higher than in the previous quarter, the lowest
increase since the second quarter of 2009, and down from a 3.2
percent rise in the second quarter of this year.

The three-monthly figures have been slowing since January,
and overall trade has still not regained its pre-crisis level,
said the CPB, whose data are used by the European Commission and
World Bank.

The volatile monthly figures showed world trade volume fell
0.6 percent in September after rising 1.4 percent in August.

Imports fell everywhere except in Latin America in
September, with a particularly strong fall in the euro area.

The only areas to record export growth were Latin America
and Eastern Europe.

(Reporting by Jonathan Lynn; Editing by Ron Askew)

World trade growth slows in 3rd quarter – Dutch CPB