On changes of foreign trade unit value in the 3rd quarter of 2011

28.11.2011

Compared to the corresponding period of 2010, unit value (UV) in the 3rd quarter of 2011 increased by 11.2% for exported goods and by 4.9% for imported goods. In its turn, compared to the previous quarter, unit value of exported goods increased by 0.3% and of imported goods by 1.0%.

Changes in export and import unit values as compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year

Compared to the previous quarter, the average level of export unit value in the 3rd quarter of 2011 was mostly promoted by the UV growth for miscellaneous manufactured articles, for mineral products and for textiles and textile articles.

The UV increase for mineral products, textiles and textile articles as well as for products of the chemical and allied industries had the greatest impact on the average level of import UV in the 3rd quarter of 2011, as compared to the 2nd quarter of 2011.

Changes in unit values of the main commodity groups, (%)

 

Unit value changes in the 3rd quarter of 2011 as
compared to

the 3rd quarter of 2010

the 2nd quarter of 2011

exports

imports

exports

imports

Total

11.2

4.9

0.3

1.0

Prepared foodstuffs (incl. beverages and tobacco products)

7.5

-0.4

1.0

-0.1

Mineral products

18.0

27.4

3.4

4.2

Products of the chemical and allied industries

-3.8

5.2

0.0

1.7

Plastics and articles thereof

15.6

4.8

1.0

1.1

Wood and articles of wood

5.1

7.3

0.7

-4.8

Textiles and textile articles

16.5

4.1

4.8

6.4

Base metals and articles of base metal

21.0

7.6

0.8

1.4

Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment

-4.3

-1.7

-0.6

-1.0

Transport vehicles

3.1

-18.2

1.8

-1.8

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

7.8

-4.3

14.4

4.4

More detailed information is available in the CSB data base.

Press release on foreign trade unit value changes in the 4th quarter of 2011 will be published on 22 February 2012.

 

Prepared by Producer Price Indices Section
Tatjana Ballode
Tel. 67366813