Global trade has historically grown considerably speedier than world wide GDP, nearly doubling in the 20 many years prior to the pandemic and symbolizing 60 percent of international GDP. Although the pandemic led to a drop in the world-wide trade of 9.2 per cent in 2020, the setback is envisioned to be short term, with ongoing expansion forecasted for 2021 and outside of (WTO).  It is believed that 47 percent of world-wide trade depends on financial institution-intermediated trade finance. As international trade expands, trade finance is of central relevance. In 2019, the world wide trade finance marketplace amounted to US$8.94 trillion.  Because of to Covid-19, the world-wide trade finance market dropped by 14.83 per cent in 2020 to US$7.62 trillion but is envisioned to recuperate and get to US$10.43 trillion by the conclusion of 2026, rising at a rate of 5.37 per cent each year from 2020-2026. The world-wide measurement of the Islamic Trade Finance (ITF) has achieved US$186 billion, fewer than 5 per cent of full approximated trade finance functions by OIC member nations around the world and a little fraction of world-wide figures. ITF is, having said that, escalating both of those in scale and in relevance as Islamic finance performs a larger function in OIC nations around the world. The Islamic Trade Finance Company (ITFC) has authorised US$5.8 billion of financing in 2019.

The Planet Bank’s Islamic Trade Finance – An Chance for Malaysia report highlights the substantial purpose ITF can enjoy to support trade, foster progress, and speed up publish-pandemic recovery. In addition to its effects on the domestic overall economy, maximizing ITF can convey benefits to other OIC-member countries and for the world wide Islamic finance sector in which Malaysia is an founded chief.