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Export and Import Price Indices - 2nd Quarter 2017

Highlights
 
Export Price Index (EPI)
1.    The EPI rose by 2.8% from 95.2 in the first quarter of 2017 to 97.9 in the second quarter of 2017, mainly due to increases in the prices of Food and live animals” (+6.1%) and “Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material” (+3.2%).
 
2.    Compared to price levels in the corresponding quarter of 2016, the index increased by 0.6% mainly due to an increase in the prices of “Food and live animals” (+10.1%), partly offset by decreases in the prices of “Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material” (-8.4%) and “Miscellaneous manufactured articles” (-6.0%).
 
 
Import Price Index (IPI)
 
3.    The IPI fell by 2.3% from 87.3 in the first quarter of 2017 to 85.3 in the second quarter of 2017. That was mainly the effect of decreases in the prices of “Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials” (-6.8%) and “Food and live animals” (-2.1%), partly offset by an increase in the prices of “Beverages and tobacco” (+4.9%).
 
4.    Compared to the corresponding quarter of 2016, the index went up by 2.8%, mainly as a result of increases in the prices of “Beverages and tobacco” (+17.2%), “Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials” (+13.7%) and “Machinery and transport equipment” (+7.1%), partly offset by a decrease in the prices of “Food and live animals” (-6.4%).
 
Terms of Trade Index
5.    The terms of trade index, i.e. the ratio of Export Price Index to Import Price Index, increased by 5.8 points (+5.3%) from 109.0 in the first quarter of 2017 to 114.8 in the second quarter of 2017. Compared to the corresponding quarter of 2016, the terms of trade decreased by 2.4 points (-2.0%).
 
 
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September 2017