BRICS countries – Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China, and South Africa – have emerged as important players in global services trade in the past decade. BRICS services exports are growing faster than the developed countries; their share in global services markets is also expanding rapidly. Yet they still lag behind traditional major players and much work remains to tap into their potential.
This report provides data on sector and modes of supply for each BRICS country, and analyses intra-BRICS trade. The analysis suggests that BRICS can better integrate into the global services economy by improving services regulations and reducing trade costs.
Publication Date: 28 July 2017