Terms of trade improved marginally

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved marginally in May 2012 relative to May 2011. Prices of exported goods were 1.7 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 1.6 percent. Terms of trade had also improved slightly in April.

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

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.