Import unit value index (2000 = 100)

Definition: Import unit value indices come from UNCTAD's trade database. Unit value indices 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, interna¬tional and national sources, and UNCTAD secretariat estimates.

Description: The map below shows how Import unit value index (2000 = 100) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Dominican Republic, with a value of 442.83. The country with the lowest value in the world is Nicaragua, with a value of 48.81.

Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Handbook of Statistics and data files. (

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Base Period: 2000

Periodicity: Annual