Somalia - Import volume index

Import volume index (2000 = 100)

The latest value for Import volume index (2000 = 100) in Somalia was 180.22 as of 2016. Over the past 16 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 193.38 in 2013 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 132.88
2002 137.28
2003 146.20
2004 159.20
2005 156.02
2006 181.41
2007 181.73
2008 154.65
2009 130.85
2010 135.93
2011 170.04
2012 176.28
2013 193.38
2014 191.27
2015 187.62
2016 180.22


Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Trade indexes