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Foreign Trade Unit value Index
The indices aim to measure the development of foreign trade (imports, exports) through the ports of the Emirate of Dubai in terms of price, and to study the changes that occur in commodity prices over time periods in order to identify international trade trends and calculate the rates of trade exchange and the extent of its conformity with the general good of the Emirate (and the country). The outputs provided by Foreign Trade unit value Index System include statistical reports for foreign trade unit value index by type (imports, exports ) at a quarterly and annual level, as well as providing reports by section, headings, and general level.
  • Metadata

  • Reports

  • Methodology

1.1
Contact organization
Dubai Statistics Center
1.2
Contact organization unit
Foreign Trade Section
1.3
Contact name
Corporate Communication & Customer Service Section
1.4
Contact person function
Customer Care
1.5
Contact mail address
P.O.Box: 121222 Dubai, UAE
1.6
Contact email address
info@dsc.gov.ae
1.7
Contact phone number
800 DSC (372)
1.8
Contact fax number
009714 4290232
2.1
Metadata last certified
08/09/2021
2.2
Metadata last posted
08/09/2021
2.3
Metadata last update
08/09/2021
3.1
Data description
The indices aim to measure the development of foreign trade (imports, exports) through the ports of the Emirate of Dubai in terms of price, and to study the changes that occur in commodity prices over time periods in order to identify international trade trends and calculate the rates of trade exchange and the extent of its conformity with the general good of the Emirate (and the country).
The outputs provided by Foreign Trade unit value Index System include statistical reports for foreign trade unit value index by type (imports, exports ) at  quarterly and annual level, as well as providing reports by section, headings, and general level.



3.2
Classification
- Classification name: Harmonized System
- Classification version: 2017
- Published entity: Unified GCC Customs Tarrif 


3.3
Sector coverage

​Foreign trade dector

3.4
Statistical concepts and definitions
- Foreign Trade Index :An indicator that measures changes in the foreign trade unit price (Import, Export) between two time periods
- Base Year: It is the year or period which the prices of the comparison year or comparison period are attributed to. When the base year is chosen, it should be a normal period characterized by stability and being free from sudden and serious conditions, such as economic crises and wars. It must also be relatively close to the comparison period, which is usually 12 months. It can be taken as a fixed or a variable base, so its prices are attributed to its previous prices only.
- Comparison Year: It is the year or a period where its prices are attributed to the base year in order to measure changes in prices.
- Relative Importance (Weighting): When preparing the unit value average index, the volume of the comparison, the value averages of the base year has been used for weighting according to Laspeyres collective style.
- Harmonized System: A system set out in a systemized form coding, designations and description of goods including their payable customs duties. It is a universally accepted classification system for trade goods, used to classify products and their corresponding tariff.
- Import:  declaration is processed in the event of goods being imported to the local market from other countries against the payment of customs duty or duty exempted whichever is applicable.
- Exports: according to the foreign trade system, it means all goods that have been produced or manufactured domestically or that have undergone an industrial operation that changed their form and value and are intended for export outside the UAE.

3.5
Statistical unit

​Unit value

3.6
Statistical population

​Rely on the detailed data of foreign trade issued by Dubai Customs, which is a major source of data. It includes details of foreign trade in value and quantity (imports, exports and re-exports), which in turn contributes to facilitating the automated processing that the Dubai Statistics Center follows in installing and issuing foreign trade indices.

3.7
Reference area

​Emirate of Dubai

3.8
Time coverage

​2016 and above 

3.9
Base period

​2015


​Indicators

​Quarterly

6.1
Legal acts and other agreements

​Dubai Statistics Center specializes in the construction of a modern and comprehensive statistical system and shall be the only official source for the collection, analysis and publication of Statistical information and data in the Emirate adopting harmonized methodological international standards in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of statistical data. For more information, please see the law number (28) related to Dubai Statistics Center.



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6.2
Data sharing

​Arrangements or procedures for data sharing and coordination between data producing agencies.

7.1
Confidentiality - policy

​Data confidentiality is governed by law number (28) for the year 2015 about Dubai Statistics Center, article number (9)  "Confidentiality of Statistical Data"


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8.1
Release calendar

​Project's related reports are published in accordance with release calendar published at DSC website as per publish period approved in GDDS standard (quarterly, yearly)

Quarterly- published during six months by the end of the quarter

Annual

10.1
News release

​The reports of the project are published according to the statistical calendar displayed on the Dubai Statistics Center website according to the periodical publishing according to the GDDS standard Quarterly

10.3
On-line database

​Available under specific permissions to particular entities

10.4
Micro-data access

​Micro-data are not available to public due to data confidentiality considerations. However, aggregated data are published to public

10.5
Other

​Indicators system 

10.6
Documentation on methodology

​The project was implemented according to GSBPM where it takes into consideration statistical quality scopes according to Statistical   data quality charter for the Emirate of Dubai that is adopted by the center specially those related accuracy, objectivity and comparability, since the classifications and methodologies used make the results of this project comparable on national regional and international levels being based on international classifications and methodologies.


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12.1
User needs
- Monitor the development of foreign trade of the unit price of (imports, exports ) through the ports of the Emirate of Dubai, and study the changes over time periods in order to know about international trade trends and calculate the rates of trade exchange and its extent of conformity with the general interest of Dubai (and Emirates).
-An important indicator that reflects the progress and development in foreign trade in a period of time compared to another



18.1
Source data

​Dubai Statistics Center

18.2
Frequency of data collection

​During six months by the end of the quarter

18.3
Data collection

​Registered data

18.4
Data validation
-
18.5
Data compilation
-
18.6
Adjustment
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Title Publishing Year File Type File Type Metadata
Foreign Trade Unit Value Export Index 2019 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Annual percentage change in Foreign Trade Unit Value Export Index 2019 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Foreign Trade Unit Value Import Index 2019 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Annual percentage change in Foreign Trade Unit Value Imports Index 2019 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Title Description Publishing Year File Type File Size
Foreign Trade Unit Value Index Methodology 2019 Document Icon 387 KB
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