Further deterioration terms of trade

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated marginally in April 2011 compared to April 2010. Prices of imported goods were 8.5 percent higher, prices of exported goods rose by 7.8 percent. For the seventh consecutive month, terms of trade were marginally below the level of one year previously.

Higher prices for petroleum, petroleum derivatives, natural gas, basic metals, food products and chemical products contributed most to the increase in import prices. Export prices of these products were also far beyond the level of one year previously.

More information on terms of trade can be found in the article Changes in the terms of trade in goods

Terms of trade

Terms of trade

More figures can be found on the theme page International trade.