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Export and Import Price Indices – 3rd Quarter 2017

Highlights
 
Export Price Index (EPI)
1.    The EPI rose by 4.9% from 97.9 in the second quarter of 2017 to 102.7 in the third quarter, mainly due to an increase in the prices of “Food and live animals” (+10.7%).
 
2.    Compared to price levels in the corresponding quarter of 2016, the index increased by 5.1% mainly due to an increase in the prices of “Food and live animals” (+16.9%), partly offset by a decrease in the prices of “Miscellaneous manufactured articles” (-4.3%).
 
 
Import Price Index (IPI)
 
3.    The IPI rose by 2.3% from 85.3 in the second quarter of 2017 to 87.3 in the third quarter. That was mainly the effect of increases in the prices of “Food and live animals” (+8.8%) and “Machinery and transport equipment” (+5.2%), partly offset by a decrease in the prices of “Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials” (-2.0%).
 
4.    Compared to the corresponding quarter of 2016, the index went up by 7.2%, mainly as a result of increases in the prices of “Food and live animals” (+11.9%) and “Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials” (+11.5%), partly offset by decreases in the prices of “Miscellaneous manufactured articles” (-3.6%) and “Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material” (-1.3%).
 
Terms of Trade Index
5.    The terms of trade index, i.e. the ratio of Export Price Index to Import Price Index, increased by 2.8 points (+2.4%) from 114.8 in the second quarter of 2017 to 117.6 in the third quarter. Compared to the corresponding quarter of 2016, the terms of trade decreased by 2.4 points (-2.0%).
 
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December 2017