On changes of unit value of foreign trade in 2010
In 2010, compared to 2009, the average level of export unit value (UV) grew by 8.3% and the average level of import unit value rose by 7.3%, according to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.
Compared to the corresponding period of 2009, the unit value in the 4th quarter of 2010 increased by 12.7 % for exported goods and by 12.0 % for imported goods. In its turn, compared to the previous quarter, UV of exported goods and of imported goods increased by 2.7 % and by 1.5 %, respectively.
|Unit values changes compared to corresponding quarter of previous year|
Compared to the previous quarter, the average level of export unit value in the 4th quarter of 2010 was mostly promoted by the UV growth of base metals and articles of base metal, of textiles and textile articles, as well as of mineral products.
The UV increase of machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment, of products of the chemical and allied industries, as well as of mineral products had the greatest impact on the average level of import unit value in the 4th quarter of 2010, compared to the 3rd quarter.
Changes of unit values by main commodity groups, (%)
Unit value changes in 4th quarter of 2010
4th quarter of 2009
3rd quarter of 2010
Prepared foodstuffs (incl. beverages and tobacco products)
Products of the chemical and allied industries
Plastics and articles thereof
Wood and articles of wood
Textiles and textile articles
Base metals and articles of base metal
Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
More detailed information can be found in the CSB data base. Press release on changes of unit values of foreign trade in the 1st quarter of 2011 will be published on 31 May 2011.
Prepared by Producer Price Indices Section