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Export and Import Price Indices 1st Qtr 2013

Import and Export Price Indices

1st Quarter 2013

Highlights

 
 
 
1.      Export Price Index (EPI)
 
The Export Price Index rose by 1.8% from 107.3 in the fourth quarter of 2012 to 109.3 in the first quarter of 2013. That was mainly due to increases in the prices of “Manufactured goods classified chiefly by materials” (+16.9%).
 
 
Compared to price levels in the corresponding quarter of 2012, the index was higher by 7.0%, explained mainly by price increases in “Manufactured goods classified chiefly by materials” (+21.9%), “Food and live animals” (+7.1%) and “Miscellaneous manufactured articles” (+4.3%).
 
 
 
2.      Import Price Index (IPI)
 
The Import Price Index decreased by 2.8% from 127.0 in the fourth quarter of 2012 to 123.4 in the first quarter of 2013. That was the effect of decreases in the prices of “Machinery and transport equipment” (-12.2%), partly offset by increases in the prices of “Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials” (+1.0%).
 
 
Compared to the corresponding period of 2012, the index rose by 2.7%, mainly as a result of increases in the prices of “Food and live animals” (+15.7%), accounted for by higher prices of “Fish and fish preparations” (+44.6%). This is partly offset by decreases in the prices of “Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials” (-1.0%).
 
 
 
3.      Terms of Trade Index
 
The terms of trade index (i.e. the ratio of Export Price Index to Import Price Index) was up by 4.0 points from 84.5 during the fourth quarter of 2012 to 88.5 in the first quarter of 2013. Compared to the corresponding period of 2012, the terms of trade rose by 3.6 points, from 84.9 to 88.5.                                                           
 
 
 
 
June 2013

 

 

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