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Burundi Metadata on International Merchandise Trade Statistics

Comtrade Explanatory Notes
Provide metadata on (i) Trade System, (ii) Trade Valuation, (iii) Commodity Classification, (iv)  Trading Partner Notes (Origin/LastKnownDestination), and (v) Exchange Rate. They are available at

National Compilation and Reporting Practices (NCDP)
The Trade Statistics Branch of the United Nations Statistics Division has conducted national compilation and reporting practices surveys in 2006 and 1996. The results of both surveys contain metadata, inter alia, coverage, trade system, commodity classification, valuation, quantity measurement, and partner country.
2006 Survey results are available at  
1996 Survey results are available at  
Also, a summary of the surveys and a comparison between the 2006 and 1996 results (as far as possible) are available on the main page: 

Comtrade Publication Notes
Contain information when and from where the data was received. They are available at

Responsible Agency, National WebPages for Data and Metadata 
    - Responsible agency name and national web page: the Ministério do Desenvolvimento, Indústria e Comércio Exterior 
    - For Data, See:  
    - For Metadata, See: External Trade Secretariat (in Portuguese)

IMF Data Dissemination Standards GDDS/SDDS on Merchandise Trade 
The IMF's data dissemination standards are to consist of two tiers: the General Data Dissemination System (GDDS), which would apply to all Fund members, and the more advanced Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS), for those member countries having or seeking access to international capital markets. In general, a country is qualified for either GDDS or SDDS. However, for Burundi no information is available at the time of publication of this article.

Additional Information about Country Metadata (available to UNSD)


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