On changes of foreign trade unit value in the 1st quarter of 2012

25.05.2012

Compared to the 1st quarter of 2011, the unit value (UV) in the 1st quarter of 2012 increased by 3.1% for exported goods and by 8.2% for imported goods. In its turn, in comparison with the previous quarter, the UV of exported goods grew by 2.2%, whereas the UV of imported goods rose by 5.0%.

Changes of unit values, compared to corresponding quarter of previous year, %

Compared to the previous quarter, the average level of export unit value in the 1st quarter of 2012 was mostly promoted by the increase in the UV of vegetable products and mineral products, as well as of base metals and articles of base metal.
The increase in the UV of mineral products, of mechanical appliances and electrical equipment, as well as of transport vehicles and parts thereof had the greatest impact on the average level of import unit value in the 1st quarter of 2012, if compared to the 4th quarter of 2011.

Changes of unit values by main commodity groups, (%)

 

 

Unit value changes in 1st quarter of 2012
compared to

1st quarter of 2011

4th quarter of 2011

exports

imports

exports

imports

Total

3.1

8.2

2.2

5.0

Live animals and animal products

5.6

7.9

4.4

3.1

Vegetable products

-0.8

1.1

10.3

12.1

Prepared foodstuffs (incl. beverages and tobacco products)

4.1

4.6

1.8

4.2

Mineral products

7.3

21.3

4.3

7.5

Products of the chemical and allied industries

1.3

3.7

-1.3

4.0

Plastics and articles thereof

13.2

12.0

8.1

7.9

Wood and articles of wood

1.0

1.2

-0.3

1.1

Textiles and textile articles

16.6

8.7

4.7

1.7

Base metals and articles of base metal

2.1

4.2

2.2

-0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment

2.3

6.2

2.0

5.9

Transport vehicles

-2.0

3.1

-2.8

6.5

More detailed information can be found in the CSB data base. Press release on changes of foreign trade unit values in the 2nd quarter of 2012 will be published on 22 August 2012.

 

Prepared by Producer Price Indices Section
Tatjana Ballode
Tel. 67366813