On changes of unit value of foreign trade in the 3rd quarter of 2009

26.11.2009

Compared to the same period of 2008, the unit value (UV) in the 3rd quarter of 2009 decreased by 16.8 % for exported goods, but for imported goods - by 11.0 %, according to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau. In its turn, compared to the previous quarter, unit value of exported goods reduced by 2.0 %, but of imported goods - by 3.3 %.

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

 

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


Changes of the unit values in the 3rd quarter of 2009
compared to

3rd quarter of 2008

2nd quarter of 2009

exports

imports

exports

imports

Total

-16.8

-11.0

-2.0

-3.3

Prepared foodstuffs (incl. alcoholic beverages and tobacco products)

-3.1

-7.9

-1.3

0.2

Mineral products

-24.8

-22.5

5.0

-2.4

Products of the chemical and allied industries

-19.1

-4.9

-9.6

1.7

Plastics and articles thereof

-8.5

-11.8

-1.5

-0.1

Wood and wood products

-24.0

-3.3

-0.5

-7.8

Textiles and textile articles

-5.3

-1.6

-2.7

2.7

Base metals and articles of base metals

-38.6

-22.8

-1.9

-2.5

Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment

-6.6

-5.9

-1.9

-3.2

Transport vehicles

-8.3

-8.7

0.7

-9.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles *

-10.6

9.4

-5.2

-9.6

Compared to the previous quarter, the average level of export unit value in the 3rd quarter of 2009 was mostly lowered by the UV decrease of products of the chemical and allied industries, of base metals and articles of base metals, of miscellaneous manufactured articles, as well as of machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment.

Compared to the previous quarter, the greatest impact on the average level of import unit value in the 3rd quarter of 2009 had the UV decrease of transport vehicles, of machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment, as well as of miscellaneous manufactured articles and of mineral products.

 

Prepared by Price Statistics Department
Producer Price Indices Section
Dzintra Junge
Tel.67366753

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* Furniture; Bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; Lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated nameplates and the like; Prefabricated buildings;Toys, games and sports requisites; Parts and accessories thereof”; Miscellaneous manufactured articles.