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Key Points:

• A gap in trade finance is represented by unmet demand for lending and guarantees to support $1.6 trillion in trade, $425 billion of which is in developing Asia.

• Availability of trade finance impacts economic growth and job creation.

• According to the findings of the survey, an increase of 5% in availability of trade finance could result in an increase of 2% in production and 2% more jobs.

• Trade finance programs of multilateral development banks help fill trade finance gaps, both globally and in Asian developing economies.


Suggested Citation
Beck, S. Shinozaki, S., Ferino, M. I., Zhang, Q., & Mangampat, E.. (2013). Asian Development Bank trade finance survey: Major findings (ADB Brief No. 11). Manila: Asian Development Bank.

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