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Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Economics
Portuguese term or phrase: quantum
In a long list of variables used to forecast industrial production, which includes things like wages, steel production, automobile production and confidence, the term ***quantum*** appears in two lines:
Importações - bens intermediários - quantum
Importações - total - quantum
How would you translate quantum in this context?
Colin Bowles
Local time: 10:47

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3 +1quantum

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Brazil Imports Quantum - https://www.ceicdata.com/en/brazil/quantum-index/imports-qua...
Quantum Import/Export Station for Expansion Module - storage library media import/export station - https://www.cnet.com/products/quantum-import-export-station-...
The Quantum Index in the "Trade Statistics," released by the Ministry of Finance, serves as an indicator similar to Real Exports/Imports. The Quantum Index is derived from dividing the Export/Import Value by the Unit Price Index (with the base year as 100). However, the Real Exports/Imports Index and the Quantum Index may show different movements, because the price indices used for deflators differ in their properties. - https://www.boj.or.jp/en/statistics/outline/exp/exrei.htm/
Hence, the Quantum Index is considered to represent the integrated trading volume by adopting the weighted average of indices of traded items (Those items cannot be summed up directly due to a variety of units). For details, see "Recent Developments of Japan's External Trade and Corporate Behavior," BOJ Reports & Research Papers, October 2007, Research and Statistics Department, Bank of Japan. - the same link

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