Indicators explained

In this section, you will learn more about a selection of indicators we compile and how they should be interpreted.

#1 Export market concentration index

Indicators explained

This index measures, for each product, the degree of export market concentration by country of origin. It tells us if a large share of commodity exports are accounted for by a small number of countries or, on the contrary, if exports are well distributed among many countries.

The market concentration index by country table is available in the Data Center.

#2 Import market concentration index

Indicators explained

This index measures, for each product, the degree of import market concentration by country of destination. It tells us if a large share of commodity imports is bought by a small number of countries or, on the contrary, if the imports are well distributed among many countries.

The market concentration index by country table is available in the Data Center.

#3 Export product concentration index

Indicators explained

This index measures, for each country, the degree of concentration of goods exported (it does not include services). It tells us if a large share of a country’s exports is accounted for by a small number of commodities or, on the contrary, if its exports are well distributed among many products.

The product concentration index table is available in the Data Center.

#4 Import product concentration index

Indicators explained

This index measures, for each country, the degree of concentration of imports of goods. It tells us if a large share of country’s imports relies on a small number of commodities or, conversely, if imports are well distributed among many types of products.

The product concentration index table is available in the Data Center.