Qatar - 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 Qatar was 213.30 as of 2011. Over the past 11 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 247.84 in 2008 and 86.97 in 2002.

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 95.72
2002 86.97
2003 100.19
2004 114.62
2005 156.43
2006 184.02
2007 183.02
2008 247.84
2009 166.42
2010 186.16
2011 213.30

Classification

Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Trade indexes