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15 September 2006

International Recommendations on Statistics of the Distributive Trades and Services

This is an expanded and updated version of the recommendations adopted by the Statistical Commission at its ninth session and published in 1958 (International Recommendations in Statistics of Distribution, Statistical Papers, Series M, No. 26, Sales No. 58.XVII.4). The manual contains internationally recommended concepts and definitions for use by national statistical services in developing their national statistics and collecting indicators of distributive trades and services. These recommendations are intended also to provide a basis for international reporting of statistics of the distributive trades and services.