Terms of trade in goods, index 2015=100

Terms of trade in goods, index 2015=100

Periods Index figures Terms of trade (2015=100) Year-on-year change Terms of trade (%)
2021 May* 102.9 -2.6
2021 June* 97.6 -3.7
2021 July* 101.8 -2.4
2021 August* 100.4 -2.7
2021 September* 100.0 -3.6
2021 October* 99.3 -3.7
2021 November* 98.0 -4.7
2021 December* 99.2 -2.4
2022 January* 100.9 -0.9
2022 February* 98.2 -3.1
2022 March* 100.3 -4.3
2022 April* 100.7 -3.0
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 2015=100. The changes in terms of percentage are compared with the same period twelve months previously.

Data available from: 1995 January

Status of the figures:
Data from 1995 up to and including 2018 are final. Data of 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 are provisional.

Changes as of 14 June 2022:
Data over April 2022 have been added. Data over January until March 2022 have been adjusted.

Terms of trade figures, import prices and export prices may be adjusted once new or updated source information becomes available in the monthly international trade statistics or producer prices. In addition, monthly price changes are adjusted retrospectively to fit those of imports and exports of goods in the quarterly National Accounts and the annual National Accounts. A complete revision of the National Accounts is done once every five years.

When will new figures be published?
Six to seven weeks after the end of the month under review.

Description topics

Index figures
Index figures, base year 2015=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
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.
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.