On changes of unit value of foreign trade in the 2nd quarter of 2011

25.08.2011

Compared to the corresponding period of 2010, the unit value (UV) in the 2nd quarter of 2011 increased by 13.4 % for exported goods and by 5.6 % for imported goods. In its turn, compared to the previous quarter, unit value of exported goods increased by 1.2 % and of imported goods by 1.4 %.

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 2nd quarter of 2011 was mostly influenced by the UV growth for base metals and articles of base metal, for products of the chemical and allied industries, as well as for wood and articles of wood.

The UV increase for mineral products, machinery and mechanical appliances, electrical equipment, as well as for plastics and articles thereof had the greatest impact on the average level of import unit value in the 2nd quarter of 2011, as compared to the previous quarter.

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

 

Unit value changes in 2nd quarter of 2011 as
compared to

the 2nd quarter of 2010

the 1st quarter of 2011

exports

imports

exports

imports

Total

13.4

5.6

1.2

1.4

Prepared foodstuffs (incl. beverages and tobacco products)

9.1

0.8

-2.1

-2.3

Mineral products

10.9

24.2

0.2

9.9

Products of the chemical and allied industries

-7.9

0.8

3.2

-1.4

Plastics and articles thereof

22.3

3.8

4.1

2.8

Wood and articles of wood

12.4

18.7

1.3

-2.5

Textiles and textile articles

11.9

6.5

1.6

-2.7

Base metals and articles of base metal

22.7

6.9

2.5

0.8

Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment

-3.5

-1.7

-0.6

1.1

Transport vehicles

1.3

-10.7

-0.2

-5.6

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

-3.3

-11.6

-2.6

-7.6

More detailed information is available in the CSB data base.

Press release on foreign trade unit value changes in the 3rd quarter of 2011 will be published on 28 November 2011.

 

Prepared by Producer Price Indices Section
Tatjana Ballode
Tel. 67366813