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Date of release: April 7 2003

International Merchandise Trade Statistics
National Compilation and Reporting Practices

--- 1996 Survey Results ---

Introduction | Research countries | Research questions | List of UN recommendations

Fifty-two of the 156 questions relate to recommendations made in International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions. The question number and recommendations are listed below.
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1.  Do you include in trade statistics non-monetary gold?Yes
2.  Do you include in trade statistics trade on government account?Yes
3.  Do you include in trade statistics military goods?Yes
4.  Do you include in trade statistics electricity, gas and water?Yes
5.  Do you include in trade statistics postal items?Yes
6.  Do you include in trade statistics goods used as carriers of information and software (not to order)?Yes
7.  Do you include in trade statistics trade in marine vessels and aircraft that engage in international traffic?Yes
8.  Do you include in trade statistics mobile equipment (i.e. drilling rigs) operating in international waters?Yes
9.  Do you include in trade statistics goods delivered to and from offshore installations located in the economic territory of the compiling country?Yes
10.  Do you include in trade statistics trade in products mined from the seabed in international waters?Yes
11.  Do you include in trade statistics bunkers, stores, ballast and dunnage supplied to foreign vessels or aircraft in the national territory?Yes
12.  Do you include in trade statistics bunkers, stores, ballast and dunnage sold from foreign vessels or aircraft in the national territory?Yes
13.  Do you include in trade statistics fish and salvage landed from foreign vessels in national ports?Yes
14.  Do you include in trade statistics fish and salvage acquired by national vessels on the high seas from foreign vessels?Yes
15.  Do you include in trade statistics goods for processing?Yes
16.  Do you include in trade statistics goods on financial lease (one year or more)?Yes
17.  Do you include in trade statistics illegal trade?No
18.  Do you include in trade statistics barter trade?Yes
19.  Do you include in trade statistics foreign aid?Yes
20.  Do you include in trade statistics local border trade?Yes
21.  Do you include in trade statistics goods consigned by a government to its armed forces and diplomatic representatives abroad?No
22.  Do you include in trade statistics monetary gold?No
23.  Do you include in trade statistics issued securities, banknotes and coins in circulation?No
24.  Do you include in trade statistics bunkers, stores, ballast and dunnage acquired abroad for national vessels or aircraft?No
25.  Do you include in trade statistics fish and salvage sold abroad from national vessels?No
26.  Do you include in trade statistics fish and salvage sold to foreign vessels from national vessels?No
27.  Do you include in trade statistics goods on operational lease (less than one year)?No
28.  Do you include in trade statistics improvement and repair trade?No
29.  Do you include in trade statistics goods on temporary admission?No
30.  Is transit trade (i.e. goods simply being transported through the territory) excluded from the import and export statistics?Yes
41.  Do you use the general trade system?Yes
49.  If you use the special trade system, are separate data available for imports into premises for customs warehousing?Yes
50.  If you use the special trade system, are separate data available for exports from premises for customs warehousing?Yes
51.  If you use the special trade system, are separate data available for exports from premises for inward processing?Yes
52.  If you use the special trade system, are separate data available for imports into premises for inward processing?Yes
53.  Is the statistical value of imported goods a CIF-type value?Yes
54.  Is the statistical value of exported goods an FOB-type value?Yes
57.  Are data separately available for freight and insurance costs?Yes
58.  Do you classify imports by country of origin or production?Yes
59.  Do you classify imports by country of consignment?Yes
62.  Do you classify exports by country of last known destination?Yes
92.  Do you use the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS)?Yes
93.  Do you use the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC)?Yes
95.  For coding commodities in the basic transactions, do you use HS?Yes
106.  Do you use customs declarations as a source?Yes
107.  If you use customs declarations as a source, do you use other sources as well?Yes
108.  Is the date used for recording external trade statistics the date goods enter/leave the economic territory?Yes
112.  Is conversion of foreign currencies into national currency based on the prevailing market or on the official rate?Yes
117.  Is the exchange rate used for currency conversion that which is in effect at the time of exportation or importation?Yes
142.  Do you collect quantity data?Yes
143.  Do you use a standard unit of weight for quantity measurement of all commodities where applicable?Yes
148.  Do you use units of weight on a net basis (e.g. excluding packing)?Yes