Qatar - Import volume index

Import volume index (2000 = 100)

The latest value for Import volume index (2000 = 100) in Qatar was 520.11 as of 2011. Over the past 11 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 623.72 in 2008 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 115.98
2002 125.18
2003 144.80
2004 165.51
2005 266.70
2006 418.34
2007 558.86
2008 623.72
2009 565.30
2010 488.81
2011 520.11

Classification

Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Trade indexes