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Global trade in 2017 grew 10.5 percent from the previous year to $17.32 trillion, marking the first rise in three years due to higher energy prices and robust demand for semiconductor-related products, according to a report by a Japan trade body released Monday.

The world’s trade value marked double-digit growth for the first time since 2011, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), a government-supported entity, said in its 2018 report on trade and investment.

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