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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.

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 5, 2003