Trends in Developing Country Unit Export Prices, 1988-2001.
Using a database of European imports as a proxy for global trade, this research project analysed the unit-prices of these imports to determine the answers to three main questions, all of which have considerable policy import: 1. Does the degree of sectoral disaggregation determine the extent to which price-trends can be identified?; 2. Are the prices of manufactured exports from low-income countries falling more rapidly than those from high-income countries?; and 3. Which sectors can be identified as being least likely to experience falling prices? This final report outlines the project's background and objectives, methodology, findings and dissemination of results.