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The monthly bulletin of LEAP (European Laboratory of Political Anticipation) - 15 Nov 2023

2030 Middle East: New Epicentre of World Trade (INSTC, IMEC, New Silk Roads…)

The reshaping of the world is reflected in the evolution of trade routes. Global merchandise trade is expected to reach $32.6 billion in 2030, with Asia, Africa and the Middle East accounting for 44% of exports, with mainland China, India and South Korea leading the way in terms of volume[1].

The Eurasian continent is back at the centre of the trade routes, and their design reveals the movements of the global tectonic plates: the Indochinese rivalry to be the driving force of the multipolar economic world, Europe trying not to be marginalised, Russia and Iran ahead of the game in bypassing the historic routes, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) retaining an essential position: in this recomposition, the Middle East is regaining the central dimension that stems from its geographical position.

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