On changes of unit value of foreign trade in the 2nd quarter of 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
the 2nd quarter of 2010
the 1st quarter of 2011
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 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