Compared with May 2012, Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods slightly improved in May 2013. Prices of imported and exported goods were 2.0 and 1.7 percent lower respectively than one year previously. May is the fourth month in a row in which terms of trade improved.
Import and export prices of minerals, petroleum derivatives, basic metal and metal products were considerably lower than in May 2012. On the other hand, prices of food, drinks and tobacco were up from one year previously.
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.For more information on economic indicators, see the Economic Monitor.