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Data presentation - Summary description

The trade weights are used for the calculation of the effective exchange rates (EERs) of the euro and the harmonised competitiveness indicators (HCIs) of the euro area countries.

Methodological information
Source data type

Shares calculated from trade data - manufactured products (SITC 5 to 8), services (EBOPS total services) or total of manufactured products and services.

Time period


Time period - collection


Statistical concepts and definitions

For information about the naming convention (series key dimensions and metadata), refer to the WTS underlying DSD (ECB_WTS1) maintained by the ECB.

Administrative Information

WTS - Overall, Import, Export and Double Export Weights Statistics

Data source

United Nations, IMF, OECD, European Commission and ECB and Deutsche Bundesbank calculations

Contact organisation

Deutsche Bundesbank

Dissemination format


Dissemination format - news release
Documentation on methodology

ECB Occasional Paper No.134 "Revisiting the effective exchange rate of the Euro", by Martin Schmitz, Maarten De Clercq, Michael Fidora, Bernadette Lauro and Cristina Pinheiro, June 2012 link

Technical Information

Download the series catalogue containing a full list of series and associated metadata of the dataset WTS in CSV format (zipped)

Dataset last update
30 August 2023 16:31 CEST
Metadata last update
31 August 2023 11:39 CEST