Jamaica - Net barter terms of trade index

Net barter terms of trade index (2000 = 100)

The latest value for Net barter terms of trade index (2000 = 100) in Jamaica was 68.61 as of 2011. Over the past 11 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 102.48 in 2007 and 65.64 in 2009.

Definition: Net barter terms of trade index is calculated as the percentage ratio of the export unit value indexes to the import unit value indexes, measured relative to the base year 2000. Unit value indexes are based on data reported by countries that demonstrate consistency under UNCTAD quality controls, supplemented by UNCTAD’s estimates using the previous year’s trade values at the Standard International Trade Classification three-digit level as weights. To improve data coverage, especially for the latest periods, UNCTAD constructs a set of average prices indexes at the three-digit product classification of the Standard International Trade Classification revision 3 using UNCTAD’s Commodity Price Statistics, interna­tional and national sources, and UNCTAD secretariat estimates and calculates unit value indexes at the country level using the current year’s trade values as weights.

Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Handbook of Statistics and data files, and International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics.

See also:

Year Value
2000 100.00
2001 100.18
2002 95.69
2003 94.50
2004 99.08
2005 86.01
2006 89.74
2007 102.48
2008 83.42
2009 65.64
2010 70.69
2011 68.61


Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Trade indexes