Trade and Investment 2012

"International trade and investment matters to Europe. Trade is an engine for global growth as it contributes to long-term jobs in the EU and around the world, and has a real impact on the day-to-day lives of people and businesses in Europe and its partners. It offers a path to development for those in most need, wherever they live. The challenge in a constantly changing world is for us to maintain and improve our position, and to leverage the benefits of trade towards recovery from the current economic crisis."

Key facts, figures and point of views from the European Union