Somalia - Import volume index

Import volume index (2000 = 100)

The latest value for Import volume index (2000 = 100) in Somalia was 165.80 as of 2011. Over the past 11 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 190.36 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 132.00
2002 136.11
2003 147.09
2004 161.35
2005 155.17
2006 177.90
2007 181.61
2008 190.36
2009 158.54
2010 151.44
2011 165.80


Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Trade indexes