We’ve added more granularity to our foreign trade data sets for Poland. Users can now access bilateral trade data between Poland and +200 countries on a monthly frequency.
In the chart below, we used the cross-sampling analysis to display Poland’s top 20 trading partners. Not a surprise to find Germany the main trading partner given the strong ties between the two economies. But while Polish exports are mainly directed towards the EU, it is interesting to note that Poland is dependent on China and Russia, with more than 20% of its imports originating from these two countries.
For Thailand, we have added oil retail prices from the Thailand Energy Policy & Planning Office. The data set covers the different types of fuel: gasohol 95, gasohol 91, and high-speed diesel (HSD) on a daily frequency.
The global commodity price surge has been one of the main drivers of inflation across the world this year. We can see in the chart below how inflation and oil retail prices are linked in Thailand. It seems, however, that the commodity price peak is now behind us, as the recent decline of gasohol 95 prices suggest. This should give some relief to the economy, with an expected decline in the current pace of inflation.
We have expanded our data coverage in Colombia with the addition of passenger car registrations from the National Business Association of Colombia (ANDI).
In the chart below, we sliced the monthly series per year, and calculated the historical high-low and median, excluding 2020 and the current year. As the chart highlights, the passenger car market only suffered for a couple of months in 2020 and is now fully back on track.