Prices of oil and imported raw materials

Paru le : Paru le 10/08/2020

Documentation on methodology

Currently calculated in relation to the base 100 for the year 2000, the price indices for imported raw materials are Laspeyres chain-linked indices.

The weightings represent the proportion of each raw material in the total imports of raw materials. They are updated in March of every year.

The prices of raw materials are spot prices (quantities purchased for immediate delivery, which differ from the prices for forward contracts). These are the reference prices for the market.