On changes of foreign trade unit values in the 1st quarter of 2011

31.05.2011

Compared to the corresponding period of 2010, the unit value (UV) in the 1st quarter of 2011 increased by 16.8% for exported goods and by 9.6% for imported goods. In its turn, compared to the previous quarter, unit value of exported goods increased by 6.7%, and of imported goods rose by 1.0%.

Changes of export and import unit values, in comparison with corresponding quarter of previous year

Compared to the previous quarter, the average level of export unit value in the 1st quarter of 2011 was mostly influenced by the UV growth of base metals and articles of base metal, of prepared foodstuffs as well as of wood and articles of wood.

The UV increase of mineral products, of base metals and articles of base metals as well as of products of the chemical and allied industries had the greatest impact on the average level of import UV in the 1st quarter of 2011, if compared to the 4th quarter of 2010.

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

 

Unit value changes in 1st quarter of 2011
compared to

1st quarter of 2010

4th quarter of 2010

exports

imports

exports

imports

Total

16.8

9.6

6.7

1.0

Prepared foodstuffs (incl. beverages and tobacco products)

6.0

2.9

7.3

0.4

Mineral products

23.4

31.3

6.8

9.6

Products of the chemical and allied industries

-4.2

6.8

-6.5

2.3

Plastics and articles thereof

12.0

2.9

7.2

-1.8

Wood and articles of wood

16.6

29.7

3.0

11.4

Textiles and textile articles

10.7

8.4

3.5

-2.7

Base metals and articles of base metal

36.0

18.1

11.1

4.3

Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment

0.7

2.1

-2.3

-4.3

Transport vehicles

2.4

-2.4

0.8

-9.9

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

-4.1

5.3

-9.0

1.1

More detailed information can be found in the CSB data base.

Press release on foreign trade unit value changes in the 2nd quarter of 2011 will be published on 25 August 2011.

 

Prepared by Producer Price Indices Section
Tatjana Ballode
Tel. 67366813