Terms of trade in goods, index 2010=100; 1995-2018

Terms of trade in goods, index 2010=100; 1995-2018

Periods Index figures Terms of trade (2010=100) Index figures Import prices (2010=100) Index figures Export prices (2010=100) Year-on-year change Terms of trade (%) Year-on-year change Import prices (%) Year-on-year change Export prices (%)
2017 August* 102.7 97.5 100.2 -0.3 2.4 2.0
2017 September* 101.1 100.7 101.8 -0.3 2.8 2.6
2017 3rd quarter* 102.1 99.0 101.1 -0.3 2.4 2.2
2017 October* 102.5 99.9 102.4 0.1 1.9 2.0
2017 November* 102.8 101.0 103.8 -0.3 2.6 2.2
2017 December* 99.8 103.0 102.8 0.1 1.0 1.1
2017 4th quarter* 101.7 101.2 103.0 0.0 1.8 1.8
2017* 101.8 100.6 102.4 -0.6 4.5 3.8
2018 January* 103.4 100.6 104.1 1.1 -0.3 0.8
2018 February* 101.7 103.6 105.4 1.0 -1.6 -0.6
2018 March* 102.6 100.8 103.3 0.7 -1.2 -0.5
2018 1st quarter* 102.6 101.7 104.3 0.9 -1.0 -0.1
2018 April* 100.8 100.8 101.6 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4
2018 May* 102.5 102.4 104.9 0.2 2.6 2.7
2018 June* 101.0 102.3 103.3 -0.9 4.6 3.7
2018 2nd quarter* 101.4 101.9 103.3 -0.3 2.4 2.1
2018 July* 101.5 103.8 105.4 -1.0 4.9 3.9
Source: CBS.
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Table description


Statistics Netherlands collects monthly data on imports and exports of goods. This table comprises index figures and changes in terms of percentage of terms of trade, import price and export price of goods. Imports and exports are defined by change in economic ownership of the goods concerned. The indices are based on 2010=100. The changes in terms of percentage are compared with the same period twelve months previously.

Data available from 1995 January up to and including 2018 July.

Status of the figures:
Figures for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 are provisional. The other figures are definite. Since this table has been discontinued, provisional data will not become final.

Changes as of 11 October 2018:
None. This table has been discontinued.
Statistics Netherlands has carried out a revision of the national accounts. New statistical sources and estimation methods have been used during the revision. Therefore this table has been replaced by table Terms of trade in goods, index 2015=100. For further information see section 3.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable anymore.

Description topics

Index figures
Index figures, base year 2010=100.

An index compares the value of a variable in a certain period with the value of the same variable in the base period. The index of this base period is 100.
Terms of trade
IThe terms of trade in goods reflect the ratio of export prices to import prices.

If prices of exports rise more quickly than prices of imports, the terms of trade improve. If import prices rise more quickly than export prices, the terms of trade deteriorate.
Import prices
Import price of goods.

Imports of goods:
Transactions in goods (sales, barter and gifts) from non-residents to residents (in the Netherlands). Imports of goods occurs when economic ownership of goods is passed from non-residents to residents. This applies irrespective of corresponding physical movements of goods across frontiers. An enterprise or institution is considered residential after it has been active in the Netherlands for at least one year. This applies irrespective of the question whether the enterprise or institute has foreign owners. Part of the imports are raw materials, semifinished products, fuel and fixed assets. Furthermore, imports of goods may be re-exports: goods that were imported before being exported, after having received at most minor adaptations.
Export prices
Export price of goods.

Exports of goods:
Transactions in goods (sales, barter and gifts) from residents (in the Netherlands) to non-residents. Exports of goods occurs when economic ownership of goods is passed from residents to non-residents. This applies irrespective of corresponding physical movements of goods across frontiers. An enterprise or institution is considered residential after it has been active in the Netherlands for at least one year. This applies irrespective of the question whether the enterprise or institute has foreign owners. Part of the exports of goods are re-exports: goods that were imported before being exported, after having received at most minor adaptations.

Year-on-year change
Change compared to the same period in the previous year.

Change indicates the growth rate with respect to the same period of the previous year as a percentage. Statistics Netherlands calculates this on the basis of non-rounded figures.
Terms of trade
The terms of trade in goods reflect the ratio of export prices to import prices.

If prices of exports rise more quickly than prices of imports, the terms of trade improve. If import prices rise more quickly than export prices, the terms of trade deteriorate.
Import prices
Import price of goods.

Imports of goods:
Transactions in goods (sales, barter and gifts) from non-residents to residents (in the Netherlands). Imports of goods occurs when economic ownership of goods is passed from non-residents to residents. This applies irrespective of corresponding physical movements of goods across frontiers. An enterprise or institution is considered residential after it has been active in the Netherlands for at least one year. This applies irrespective of the question whether the enterprise or institute has foreign owners. Part of the imports are raw materials, semifinished products, fuel and fixed assets. Furthermore, imports of goods may be re-exports: goods that were imported before being exported, after having received at most minor adaptations.
Export prices
Export price of goods.

Exports of goods:
Transactions in goods (sales, barter and gifts) from residents (in the Netherlands) to non-residents. Exports of goods occurs when economic ownership of goods is passed from residents to non-residents. This applies irrespective of corresponding physical movements of goods across frontiers. An enterprise or institution is considered residential after it has been active in the Netherlands for at least one year. This applies irrespective of the question whether the enterprise or institute has foreign owners. Part of the exports of goods are re-exports: goods that were imported before being exported, after having received at most minor adaptations.