United Nations Statistics Division
International Recommendations on Statistics of the Distributive Trades and Services
Series: M, No.57
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This is a revision of the publication issued under the same title in 1970 (Sales No. E.70.XVII.16). It incorporates the views of two expert groups on international trade statistics which met in 1977 and 1980, as well as those of the Statistical Commission. The definitions and the statistical treatment of commodity flows in international trade are discussed under the following headings: coverage of the statistics; trade system; commodity classifications; valuation; quantity measurement; partner country; and supplementary topics.------ Out of print.