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 447.37 as of 2016. Over the past 16 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 810.65 in 2013 and 96.02 in 2001.

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 96.02
2002 103.62
2003 126.83
2004 164.53
2005 174.86
2006 241.84
2007 281.96
2008 371.51
2009 292.22
2010 490.75
2011 672.01
2012 786.77
2013 810.65
2014 789.14
2015 605.42
2016 447.37


Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Trade indexes