Export and import price indices - January 2017

Export prices rose for the first time in twenty-five months, year-on-year

16.03.2017
Code: 013014-17
 

In January 2017, export prices increased by 1.3%, import prices by 1.1%, the terms of trade figures reached 100.2%, month-on-month. Export prices rose by 1.5%, import prices 4.2%, the terms of trade reached 97.4%, year-on-year.

Month-on-month comparison:
Exports: export prices rose 1.3% in January (+0.5% in December). The change of the total
m-o-m export price index was driven mainly by a 18.1% price growth in ‘mineral fuels, lubricants, and related products’ (especially coal and electricity). Among important sections, prices were rising in ‘crude materials, inedible, except fuels’ (+5.1%), ‘chemicals and related products’ (+1.2%), ‘manufactured goods classified chiefly by material’ (+0.9%) and ‘machinery and transport equipment’ (+0.1%). There was no price drop registered in any of SITC1 group.

Imports: import prices increased by 1.1% in January (+1.3% in December). The change of the total m-o-m import price index was driven mainly by a 5.6% price growth in ‘mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials’. Prices of ‘crude materials, inedible, except fuels’, ‘food and live animals’, ‘manufactured goods classified chiefly by material’ and ‘chemicals and related products’ rose 4.2%, 2.3%, 1.5%, and 1.1%; respectively. Prices of ‘miscellaneous manufactured articles’ fell 0.3% and ‘machinery and transport equipment’ decreased by 0.1%.

The terms of trade increased to the value of 100.2% (99.2% in December). Among important sections, positive values of terms of trade were reached by prices of ‘mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials’ (111.8%), ‘miscellaneous manufactured articles’ (100.8%) and ‘machinery and transport equipment’ (100.2%). Negative values of terms of trade were reached in ‘food and live animals’ (98.4%) and ‘manufactured goods classified chiefly by material’ (99.4%).  

Year-on-year comparison: 
Exports: export prices increased by 1.5% (-0.5% in December) and recorded first growth after twenty-five months. The change of the total y-o-y export price index was driven mainly by a 32.4% price growth in ‘mineral fuels, lubricants, and related products’ (especially coal, electricity and crude oil). Prices grew in ‘crude materials, inedible, except fuels’ by 10.6%, ‘miscellaneous manufactured articles’ and ‘manufactured goods classified chiefly by material’ increased both by 1.3%. Prices of ‘machinery and transport equipment’ dropped 0.4%.

Imports: import prices increased by 4.2% (+1.5% in December), growing for the second consecutive month. The change of the total y-o-y import price index came mainly from a 31.4% price growth in ‘mineral fuels, lubricants, and related products’. Prices of ‘crude materials, inedible, except fuels’, ‘food and live animals’ and ‘manufactured goods classified chiefly by material’ increased by 12.0%, 7.7% and 5.6%; respectively. Prices of ‘machinery and transport equipment’ decreased by 0.1%.

The terms of trade figures decreased to the value of 97.4% (98.0% in December) staying in negative values for the fourth consecutive month. Prices of ‘food and live animals’ (95.1%),  ‘manufactured goods classified chiefly by material’ (95.9%) and ‘machinery and transport equipment‘ (99.7%) reached negative values of terms of trade. Among important sections, positive values of the terms of trade were reached by prices of ‘miscellaneous manufactured articles’ (101.2%).

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Notes:
Responsible manager of the CZSO: Jiří Mrázek, Department Director
Contact: Vladimír Klimeš, phone (+420) 274 054 102,
e-mail: vladimir.klimes@czso.cz
Method of data collection: Selective survey of the CZSO
End of data collection: 16th calendar day after the reference month
Related publications: 013014-17 Import and Export Price Indices in the Czech Republic
https://www.czso.cz/csu/czso/export-and-import-price-indices
Specific methodical notes: The data released are final.
Next News Release: 20 April 2017

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  • Annexes:
  • Table 1 Export and Import Price Indices
  • Table 2 Export and Import Price Indices (breakdown of indices – published and exchange rate adjusted – month-on-month, year-on-year)
  • Graph 1 Export and Import Price Indices (year-on-year changes)
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Published: 16.03.2017
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