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Export and Import 2nd Quarter 2015

Export and Import Price Indices
2nd Quarter 2015
Highlights 
Export Price Index (EPI)
1.      The EPI rose by 4.6% from 92.9 in the first quarter of 2015 to 97.2 in the second quarter of 2015, mainly due to increases in the prices of “Miscellaneous manufactured articles” (+4.9%) and “Food and live animals” (+4.4%).
 
2.      Compared to price levels in the corresponding quarter of 2014, the index rose by 1.8%, explained mainly by an increase in the prices of “Miscellaneous manufactured articles” (+9.4%), partly offset by a decrease in the prices of “Food and live animals” (-5.7%).
 
 
 
Import Price Index (IPI)
3.      The IPI went up by 2.2% from 86.9 in the first quarter of 2015 to 88.8 in the second quarter of 2015. That was mainly the effect of an increase in the prices of “Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials” (+6.4%).
 
4.      Compared to the corresponding period of 2014, the index went down by 8.9%, mainly as a result of a decrease in the prices of “Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials”           (-25.5%).
 
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 2.6 points from 106.9 in the first quarter of 2015 to 109.5 in the second quarter of 2015. Compared to the corresponding quarter of 2014, the terms of trade rose by 11.7 points.
 
 
September 2015