On changes of foreign trade unit value in the 3rd quarter of 2012

21.11.2012

According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, compared to the 3rd quarter of 2011, the unit value (UV) in the 3rd quarter of 2012 increased by 3.5 % for exported goods and by 8.1 % for imported goods.In its turn, compared to the previous quarter the unit value grew by 1.1 % both – for exported and imported goods. 

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 3rd quarter of 2012 was mostly promoted by the UV growth for machinery and mechanical appliances, for mineral products, as well as for wood and articles of wood.

The increase in the UV of transport vehicles, of textiles and textile articles as well as of vegetable products had the greatest impact on the average level of import unit value in the 3rd quarter of 2012, as compared to the 2nd quarter of 2012.

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

 

Unit value changes in the 3rd quarter of 2012
compared to

3rd quarter of 2011

2nd quarter of 2012

exports

imports

exports

imports

Total

3.5

8.1

1.1

1.1

Live animals and animal products

2.8

5.6

-3.7

-0.2

Vegetable products

7.2

12.7

-3.5

5.2

Prepared foodstuffs (incl. beverages and tobacco products)

14.5

9.6

2.3

0.4

Mineral products

3.1

9.5

5.4

-0.2

Products of the chemical and allied industries

5.6

1.8

2.3

-1.3

Plastics and articles thereof

9.3

8.7

-2.9

1.0

Wood and articles of wood

-1.2

12.2

1.8

2.4

Textiles and textile articles

8.7

9.4

2.1

6.8

Base metals and articles of base metal

-4.0

2.7

-3.5

-1.2

Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment

11.4

5.9

6.0

0.1

Transport vehicles

-4.7

17.9

-0.6

3.8

More detailed information is available in the CSB data base.

Press release on changes of foreign trade unit values in 2012 will be published on 22 February 2013.

 

Prepared by Producer Price Indices Section
Tatjana Ballode
Tel.67366813