Export and Import Price Indices (XMPI) for December,2015

The Export and Import Price Indices (XMPI) are measures of price changes of goods imported into or exported outside the country. The XMPI are used to analyse Terms of Trade (ToT) which is the ratio of Export Price Index (XPI) to the Import Price Index (MPI).

The overall export price index during the fourth quarter (October - December) of 2015 increased by 4.0 percent to 125.3 compared to the level recorded in the preceding quarter. The rise was mainly due to an increase in prices of fish and crustacean, edible fruits and tobacco. When compared to the same quarter of 2014 the export price index increased by 17.4 percent

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