HCP: Foreign trade indices up in 2021

The High Commission for Planning (HCP), indicated that during the past year, the foreign trade indices (ICE) have been on the rise compared to 2020.

In a note relating to the foreign trade indices in Q4-2021, the HCP specifies that “the foreign trade unit value indices will have recorded, in 2021 compared to 2020, an increase of 11.5% for imports and 12. 8% for exports”.

In the 4th quarter of 2021, the import unit value index increased by 22.2% compared to the same period a year earlier following the increase in unit values ​​of “energy and lubricants” by 80 .4%, “semi-finished products” by 18.0%, “food, beverages and tobacco” by 30.1%, “finished consumer products” by 10.5%, “raw ‘mineral origin’ by 45.4% and ‘raw products of animal and vegetable origin’ by 30.2%.

With regard to the export unit value index, it recorded an increase of 23.7% during the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year, notes the HCP attributing this increase, mainly , the rise in the unit values ​​of “semi-finished products” by 81.7%, “finished consumer products” by 12.3%, “raw products of mineral origin” by 39.8%, raw materials of animal and plant origin” by 16.7% and “energy and lubricants” by 49.9%.

The indices of the average values ​​of “finished products of industrial equipment” and “finished products of agricultural equipment” fell by 2.5% and 6.5% respectively, thus mitigating the rise in the index. overall export unit values.



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