Qatar - Import volume index

Import volume index (2000 = 100)

The latest value for Import volume index (2000 = 100) in Qatar was 700.03 as of 2014. Over the past 14 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 701.90 in 2013 and 100.00 in 2000.

Definition: Import volume indexes are derived from UNCTAD's volume index series and are the ratio of the import value indexes to the corresponding unit value indexes. 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. For economies for which UNCTAD does not publish data, the import volume indexes (lines 73) in the IMF's International Financial Statistics are used.

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 115.89
2002 125.00
2003 144.84
2004 166.09
2005 267.08
2006 416.72
2007 556.32
2008 621.35
2009 560.57
2010 504.08
2011 589.17
2012 677.81
2013 701.90
2014 700.03


Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Trade indexes