St. Lucia - Import volume index

Import volume index (2000 = 100)

The latest value for Import volume index (2000 = 100) in St. Lucia was 136.36 as of 2016. Over the past 16 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 136.36 in 2016 and 74.89 in 2013.

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 105.65
2002 92.68
2003 113.84
2004 107.70
2005 105.02
2006 116.68
2007 110.47
2008 90.43
2009 100.14
2010 103.98
2011 83.67
2012 76.70
2013 74.89
2014 79.59
2015 103.21
2016 136.36


Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Trade indexes