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Manufactures Unit Value Index

A proxy for the price of developing country imports of manufactures in U.S. dollar terms, used to assess cost escalation for imported goods. Update twice a year, the index is a weighted average of export prices of manufactured goods for the G-5 economies, with local-currency based prices converted into current U.S. dollars using market exchange rates. Contains historical data from 1960 through 2007 and projections through 2020.
  • Type

    Time series

  • Periodicity


  • Last Updated


  • Economy Coverage


  • Granularity


  • Topic

    Economy & Growth, Trade

  • Update Frequency

    No fixed schedule

  • Contact Details

  • Access Options

    Query tool

  • Attribution/citation

    Manufactures Unit Value Index, World Bank Group

  • Coverage

    1960 - 2025