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Since 1938, the United States has recognized May as World Trade Month and used it as an opportunity to celebrate the importance of international trade to the U.S. economy. You can take part in this celebration by reading our daily blog posts in May with interesting world trade facts and participating in one or more of the educational events sponsored by government, public and private organizations. Most of the events are held online, and many of them are free. Subscribe to our newsletter to get free updates about the month.

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Interesting International Trade Facts

WTM2022 Fact #24

In March 2021, the Ever Given container ship blocked the Suez Canal for six days. It held up $9.6 billion in commerce each day that it was stuck. Source: BBC News

WTM2022 Fact #23

The price of United States exports rose 18.2% from November 2020 to November 2021, the largest increase on record. Agricultural export prices in particular jumped 21.4% during that time period. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics