On changes of foreign trade unit value in the 2nd quarter of 2012

22.08.2012

Compared to the 2nd quarter of 2011, the unit value (UV) in the 2nd quarter of 2012 increased by 2.7 % for exported goods and by 7.9 % for imported goods. In its turn, compared to the previous quarter, the unit value of exported goods increased by 0.8 % while the UV of imported goods rose by 1.2 %.

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

Compared to the previous quarter, the average level of export unit value in the 2nd quarter of 2012 was mostly promoted by the UV growth for prepared foodstuffs, for products of the chemical and allied industries, as well as for vegetable products.

The increase in the UV of mineral products, of basic metals and articles of basic metalsas well as of transport vehicles and parts thereof had the greatest impact on the average level of import unit value in the 2nd quarter of 2012, as compared to the 1st quarter of 2012.

Changes in unit values by main commodity group, (%)

 

Unit value changes in the 2nd quarter of 2012
compared to

2nd quarter of 2011

1st quarter of 2012

exports

imports

exports

imports

Total

2.7

7.9

0.8

1.2

Live animals and animal products

2.9

6.5

-2.2

3.4

Vegetable products

0.9

-5.7

7.3

-5.5

Prepared foodstuffs (incl. beverages and tobacco products)

13.1

9.1

6.4

1.8

Mineral products

1.2

14.4

-5.5

3.6

Products of the chemical and allied industries

3.2

4.9

5.1

-0.3

Plastics and articles thereof

13.8

8.9

4.6

-0.1

Wood and articles of wood

-2.2

4.3

-1.9

0.5

Textiles and textile articles

11.5

9.0

-2.9

-2.6

Base metals and articles of base metal

0.4

5.5

0.8

2.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment

4.5

4.8

1.6

-0.3

Transport vehicles

-2.4

11.6

-0.6

2.3

More detailed information is available in the CSB data base.Press release on changes of foreign trade unit values in the 3rd quarter of 2012 will be published on 21 November 2012.

 

Prepared by Producer Price Indices Section
Tatjana Ballode
Tel.67366813