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Export and Import Price Indices - 4th Quarter 2015

Highlights 

 

Export Price Index (EPI)

 

1.  The EPI rose by 2.0% from 97.7 in the third quarter of 2015 to 99.6 in the fourth quarter of 2015, mainly due to increases in the prices of “Food and live animals” (+2.5%) and “Miscellaneous manufactured articles” (+1.5%).

 

 
2.  Compared to price levels in the corresponding quarter of 2014, the index rose by 5.4%, mainly explained by an increase in the prices of “Miscellaneous manufactured articles” (+11.8%), partly offset by a decrease in the prices of “Food and live animals” (-1.7%).
 
Import Price Index (IPI)
 

 

3.  The IPI went down by 5.3% from 86.3 in the third quarter of 2015 to 81.7 in the fourth quarter of 2015. That was mainly the effect of decreases in the prices of “Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials” (-9.7%), Food and live animals” (-8.5%) and “Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material” (-1.2%).

 

 
4.  Compared to the corresponding period of 2014, the index went down by 11.3%, mainly as a result of decreases in the prices of “Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials” (-31.6%) and “Food and live animals” (-6.4%), partly offset by an increase in the prices of “Manufactured goods classified mainly by material” (+7.1%).

 

 Terms of Trade Index

 

5.  The terms of trade index, i.e. the ratio of Export Price Index to Import Price Index, was up by 8.7 points from 113.2 in the third quarter of 2015 to 121.9 in the fourth quarter of 2015. Compared to the corresponding quarter of 2014, the terms of trade rose by 19.3 points (+18.8%).

  

 
 
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