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EXPORT PRICE INDEX

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Definition:
An export price index is an index calculated for the price(s) of one or any specified group of commodities entering into international trade using, ideally, f.o.b. export prices.

Context:
An export price index measures changes in the prices of exports of merchandise from a country. (Producer and International Trade Price Indexes: Concepts Sources and Methods, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra, 1995, Chapter 10, Export Price Index.).

Source Publication:
Methods Used in Compiling the United Nations Price Indexes for External Trade, Vol. 1., United Nations, 1987, Series M, No. 82, v. I.

Cross References:
Import price index

Statistical Theme: Prices and purchasing power partities

Created on Sunday, November 11, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, March 05, 2003