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Export and Import Price Indices - 3rd Quarter 2016

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Export Price Index (EPI)
1.  The EPI rose by 0.4% from 97.3 in the second quarter of 2016 to 97.7 in the third quarter of 2016, mainly due to an increase in the prices of Food and live animals (+4.2%), partly offset by decreases in the prices of “ Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material”       (-9.3%) and Miscellaneous manufactured articles” (-1.8%).
 
2.  Compared to price levels in the corresponding quarter of 2015, the index remained unchanged at 97.7.
 
 
Import Price Index (IPI)
 
3.  The IPI decreased by 1.0% from 83.0 in the second quarter of 2016 to 82.2 in the third quarter of 2016. That was mainly the effect of decreases in the prices of “Food and live animals” (-5.7%) and “Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material” (-2.0%), partly offset by increases in the prices of “Beverages and tobacco” (+11.3%) and “Machinery and transport equipment” (+4.0%).
 
4.  Compared to the corresponding period of 2015, the index went down by 4.8%, mainly as a result of decreases in the prices of “Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials” (-13.3%), “Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material” (-7.4%) and “Food and live animals”    (-3.6%), partly offset by increases in the prices of “Beverages and tobacco” (+9.2%) and “Machinery and transport equipment” (+6.6%).
 
Terms of Trade Index
5.  The terms of trade index, i.e. the ratio of Export Price Index to Import Price Index, increased by 1.7 points (+1.5%) from 117.2 in the second quarter of 2016 to 118.9 in the third quarter of 2016. Compared to the corresponding quarter of 2015, the terms of trade rose by 5.7 points (+5.0%).
 
 
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 December 2016