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Export and Import Price Indices 3rd Quarter 2014

Highlights 
Export Price Index (EPI)
1.    The EPI rose by 0.7% from 105.2 in the second quarter of 2014 to 105.9 in the third quarter of 2014, mainly due to an increase in the prices of “Miscellaneous manufactured articles” (+1.0%).
 
2.    Compared to price levels in the corresponding quarter of 2013, the index fell by 3.3%, explained mainly by a price decrease in “Food and live animals” (-17.3%), partly offset by an increase in the prices of “Miscellaneous manufactured articles” (+5.7%).
 
Import Price Index (IPI)
3.    The IPI went up by 2.0% from 119.4 in the second quarter of 2014 to 121.8 in the third quarter of 2014. That was the effect of increases in the prices of “Food and live animals” (+4.9%) and “Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material” (+4.5%), partly offset by decreases in the prices of “Beverages and tobacco” (-0.8%) and “Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials” (-0.2%).
 
4.    Compared to the corresponding period of 2013, the index went down by 2.5%, mainly as a result of decreases in the prices of “Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials” (-6.4%) and “Food and live animals” (-5.5%), partly offset by an increase in the prices of “Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material” (+2.8%).
 
Terms of Trade Index
5.    The terms of trade index (i.e the ratio of Export Price Index to Import Price Index) was down by 1.1 points from 88.1 during the second quarter of 2014 to 87.0 in the third quarter of 2014. Compared to the corresponding quarter of 2013, the terms of trade dropped by 0.7 point.
 
 
  
December 2014