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Table 10 Breakdown of exports and imports by unit value range and industry (in % of total of manufactured exports and imports of the industry, 3 years average at the beginning and the end of the last decade)

Source: CEPII, WTFC (World Trade Flows Characterization) database.


Individual data are not available for Belgium and Luxembourg for the whole period.
Hence tables for Belgium or Luxembourg refer to the sum of Belgium and Luxembourg.

Products are defined at the 6-digit level of the Harmonized System (HS) classification in BACI database. Manufactured products (BA to GI and KA to KI) are aggregated by industry according to the CHELEM nomenclature (see Classifications).

We follow the Fontagné, Freudenberg and Péridy (1997) methodology.
A unit value range is assigned to each elementary flow depending on its unit value relatively to a world reference. This reference corresponds to the world median of all unit values weighted by the value of their flow for a given year. The three unit value ranges for each flow at the country-partner-product-year level are defined as followed:
  • High unit value range, if the product unit value exceeds the world reference by at least 15%,
  • Medium unit value range, if the product unit value ranges between +/-15% around the reference,
  • Low unit value, if the product unit value is below the reference by at least 15%.
For each industry, as for the total, manufactured exports and imports of the country are broken down by unit value range (high, medium, low). For each row, the sum is 100%.

 CEPII Country Profiles: indicators, databases and classifications

 Panorama du CEPII
N°2016-02, juin 2016

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