Belgium - Import volume index

Import volume index (2000 = 100)

The latest value for Import volume index (2000 = 100) in Belgium was 137.29 as of 2016. Over the past 16 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 137.29 in 2016 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 102.40
2002 109.36
2003 109.61
2004 118.08
2005 123.39
2006 129.33
2007 137.17
2008 135.27
2009 118.46
2010 126.42
2011 131.73
2012 129.71
2013 130.34
2014 133.63
2015 134.39
2016 137.29


Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Trade indexes