Global Financial Integrity (GFI) has released a new report, Trade-Related Illicit Financial Flows in 135 Developing Countries: 2008-2017, that found value gaps in reported international trade between 135 developing countries and 36 advanced economies of US$8.7 trillion over the ten-year period, 2008-2017, and a gap of US$817.6 billion in 2017 alone.

Value gaps are mismatches in reported international trade data. GFI bases its research on mismatches in those data contained in official trade reports to the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and other international organisations that document imports and exports.

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