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Export and Import 1st Quarter 2015

Export and Import Price Indices
1st Quarter 2015
Highlights 
Export Price Index (EPI)
1.      The EPI dropped by 1.4% from 94.3 in the fourth quarter of 2014 to 92.9 in the first quarter of 2015, mainly due to a decrease in the prices of “Food and live animals” (-7.4%), partly offset by an increase in the prices of “Miscellaneous manufactured articles” (+4.0%).
 
2.      Compared to price levels in the corresponding quarter of 2014, the index fell by 5.2%, explained mainly by a decrease in price of “Food and live animals” (-15.7%), partly offset by an increase in the prices of “Miscellaneous manufactured articles” (+5.5%).
 
 
 
Import Price Index (IPI)
3.      The IPI went down by 5.6% from 92.1 in the fourth quarter of 2014 to 86.9 in the first quarter of 2015. That was mainly the effect of decreases in the prices of “Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials” (-18.1%) and “Food and live animals” (-3.8%).
 
4.      Compared to the corresponding period of 2014 the index went down by 9.5%, mainly as a result of decreases in the prices of “Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials”            (-29.3%).
 
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 4.5 points from 102.4 in the fourth quarter of 2014 to 106.9 in the first quarter of 2015. Compared to the corresponding quarter of 2014, the terms of trade rose by 4.8 points.
 
 
June 2015
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