Terms of trade improved again

13/03/2012 15:00

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved in January 2012 compared to January 2011. Prices of exported goods were 4.4 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 3.7 percent. January is the third month in a row to show improvement.

Higher prices for natural gas and petroleum derivatives contributed most to the increase in export prices. Import prices of these products and import prices for crude oil were also higher than one year previously.

Terms of trade

Terms of trade

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

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