External trade statistics Users guide 1982

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External trade statistics

USER'S GUIDE

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eurostat

STATISTICAL OFFICE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

L-2920 Luxembourg - Tél. 43011, Télex: Comeur Lu 3423

B-1049 Bruxelles, Bâtiment Berlaymont, Rue de la Loi 200 (Bureau de liaison) Tél. 2351111

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External trade statistics

USER'S GUIDE

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This publication is also available in the following languages:

D A ISBN 92-825-2847-2 DE ISBN 92-825-2689-5 GR ISBN 92-825-2848-0 FR ISBN 92-825-2691-7 IT ISBN 92-825-2849-9 NL ISBN 92-825-2850-2

Cataloguing data can be found at the end of this publication

Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 1982

ISBN 92-825-2690-9

Catalogue number: CA-32-81-964-EN-C

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PREFACE

The Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat) compiles statistics on the external trade of the Community and trade between Member States. The basic data are collected, processed and forwarded regularly by the Member States.

These statistics form the basis for a large number of Eurostat productions catering for various requirements of the Community institutions and of outside users. The uses to which they are put range from the detailed level needed to conduct multilateral and bilateral negotiations under the common commercial policy to the more aggregated level required for the purposes of economic forecasts and analyses. Statistics on external trade constitute the cornerstone of sectoral or overall analyses and must therefore be tailored to suit these applications.

Consequently, Community productions relating to external trade have over the years branched out and become more and more diversified and the need for a user's guide has become apparent.

On a parallel with this, the proliferation of dissemination media has led to a more widespread and flexible use of the data available. Alongside the traditional methods of dissemination on paper there are now microfiches, magnetic tapes and on-line data banks. These new media necessitate improved guidance as regards access, choice and utilization and also as regards the definitions and basic methods adopted for the compilation of these statistics.

In this guide Eurostat provides, for the first time, specific information on the data published. Its aim is twofold:

to provide the basic methodological information required for using Eurostat's external

trade statistics;

to give the user guidance as to the various ways and means of obtaining the statistical

¡in-formation he seeks.

The reader will thus find: (lì a methodological guide; (II) a guide to Eurostat productions; (IIII a list of prices and useful addresses.

This brief guide in no way purports to be a handbook on external trade statistics method-ology, but does none the less give some idea of the substantial and painstaking effort made over the years by the Committee on External Trade Statistics in conjunction with the repre-sentatives of the Member States. Eurostat remains at the disposal of any users particularly interested in the methodological aspects for any further information they may require.

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CONTENTS

I - METHODOLOGICAL GUIDE

Legal basis 7

Definitions and methods 7

Aims 7 Scope 7 System 7 Statistical territory 7

Goods 7 Exclusions and simplifications 7

Data recorded 8 Statistical value 8 Trading partners 8 Statistical confidentiality 8

Nomenclatures 8

Countries 8 Goods 8

NIMEXE 8 CCT 8 SITC 8

Ad hoc nomenclatures 8

NACE/CLIO 8 Summary chart 8

Data collection and transmission 9

Source 9 Declarations 9 Reference period and delivery times 9

Discrepancies 9

Community and national statistics 9 Importing and exporting countries'statistics 9

Non-Community statistics 9

II - GUIDE TO EUROSTAT PRODUCTIONS

Community statistics 11

Diagram of Community external trade statistics . . . 11

Publications 12

Plan of general programme of community

foreign trade statistics 12 Main characteristics 12

Countries 14 Flow 14

Statistical systems 14

Units 14 Confidentiality 14

Statistical threshold 14

Periodicity 14 Media 14

Magnetic tapes 15 Printed publications 15

Microfiches 16 Classification of the data 17

List of publications 19 Description of publications 22

CRONOS 28

Introduction 28 FRIC — File on international trade relations . . . 28

QUIC — Quarterly information on commodity

trade 28 SNAG — NIMEXE statistics on the main

agricultural products 30 Preparation of the Monthly Bulletin 30

EURONET 33

Introduction 33 CRONOS - Eurostat 33 COMEXT - Eurostat 33

SIENA 33

Analysis of external trade statistics 34

Other statistics 35

Statistics on the external trade of the

ACP countries 35 CRONOS -ZCAI 35 ACP - Yearbook of external trade statistics 35

Third country statistics 36 CRONOS -ZPVD 36 Statistical data bases on third countries*

external trade 36

III - USEFUL INFORMATION

Price-list of publications 37 Useful addresses 41 Community legislation concerning foreign trade

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METHODOLOGY

LEGAL BASIS

The statistics on Community external trade and trade be­ tween Member States are based on Community legisla­ tion which is directly applicable in the Member States. The methodology (in the widest sense of the term) is laid down by Council Regulation No 1736/75' and by various implementing regulations deriving therefrom. The classi­ fication of goods is set out in Council Regulations Nos

1445/72 and 3065/75.

System

Special trade covers the following statistical systems:2

— imports of goods placed in free circulation and/or re­ leased for consumption on arrival or on leaving ware­ houses, imports for inward processing and imports after outward processing;

— exports of goods originating in the Community or in free circulation there, exports after inward processing and exports for outward processing.

DEFINITIONS A N D M E T H O D S

Aims

The statistics on Community external trade and trade be­ tween Member States serve a large number of purposes, including:

trade negotiations;

monitoring of economic trends; monitoring of various flows of goods; balance of payments;

national accounts; market analyses; supply balance sheets; budgetary control, etc.

The number and nature of the items making up these sta­ tistics depend on these various aims.

Scope

The statistics on Community external trade and trade be­ tween Member States cover all goods:

— entering or leaving the statistical territory of the Com­ munity;

— moving beteween the statistical territories of the Member States.

However, the Community statistics do not include at present the transit and warehousing statistics referred to in Article 2 of Regulation 1736/75. Eurostat publishes the figures for special trade as opposed to general trade, which includes warehousing traffic.

Statistical territory

The statistical territory of the Community comprises its customs territory apart from the French overseas 'départements' and Greenland. The statistical territory of the Federal Republic of Germany and, consequently, that of the Community include West Berlin. Trade between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Demo­ cratic Republic is not included in the former's external trade statistics nor, consequently, in those of the Com­ munity.

The continental shelf is attributed to the statistical temi­ tory of the Member State which claims it.

Goods

The goods covered by the Community statistics are ex­ clusively movable goods.

Exclusions and simplifications

The Community statistics do not include data on goods:

— which appear in the list of exclusions set out in A n ­ nex Β to the abovementioned regulation (e.g. legal tender, goods for diplomatic and similar use, imports and exports of a transitory nature, etc.);

— whose value or weight is below the national statìstica! threshold defined in accordance with Article 24 of the said regulation;

— to which specific arrangements apply (e.g. certain repairs, certain transactions effected by national and foreign armed forces, monetary gold, etc.).

OJL 183/3 of 14.7. 1975.

2 For definitions see Commission Regulation (EEC) No 546'11,. QU)

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METHODOLOGY

Data recorded

The following data are recorded for each type of goods: statistical system;

country of origin or consignment for imports; country of destination for exports;

statistical value; net

weight-supplementary units of measurement for certain goods.

Statistical value

For imports, the statistical value is equal to the customs value or to a value determined by reference to the con­ cept of customs value (in the case of imports from other Member States, for example). It is the cif value.

For exports, the statistical value is taken as the value of the goods at the place and time they leave the statistical territory of the exporting Member State. It is the fob value.

Trading partners

For imports of goods originating in third countries which are not in free circulation in the Community, the country of origin is given in the Community statistics. For goods originating, or in free circulation in the Community, the country of consignment is given. The country of destina­ tion is stated for exports. Some examples are given on page 18.

Statistical confidentiality

The forwarding of data by the Member States and the publication of results are subject to special precautions when the data refer to a limited number of firms whose anonymity must be respected. In order to prevent identi­ fication, the relevant figures are not published separately.

NOMENCLATURES Countries

The Community results are broken down by country of origin, consignment and destination in accordance with the country nomenclature for the external trade statistics of the Community and statistics of trade between Mem­ ber States (Geonom).

The Geonom is covered by Regulation No 1736/75 and an updated version is published each year in the Official Journal' and in a handbook giving useful information about the countries considered individually or grouped into economic areas.

The headings are identified by a three-digit numerical code, structured by continents and major regions and within each region, according to the geographical position of each country or territory, the progression being in principle from west to east along the successive parallels from north to south.

Goods

NIMEXE

Nomenclature of goods for the external trade statistics of the Community and statistics of trade between Member States (NIMEXE)

The NIMEXE headings correspond to headings in the no­ menclature used for the classification of goods in the customs tariffs (Customs Cooperation Council Nomen­ clature, abbreviated to CCCN ) and to subheadings of the Common Customs Tariff (CCT) nomenclature, provided they have not been combined or replaced by statistical subdivisions, or to the statistical subdivisions of the CCCN headings and subheadings of the CCT nomencla­ ture. In addition, certain headings meet specific require­ ments outside this framework (complete industrial plant, goods carried by post, goods declared as ship's stores, etc.).

Each NIMEXE heading is identified by its code number, its designation and, where appropriate, its supplemen­ tary unit. The code comprises six digits, the first four corresponding to the CCCN headings and the last two specifying the NIMEXE headings.

The NIMEXE comprises approximately 7 500 six-digit headings, 1 100 four-digit headings and 99 two-digit chapters. It is amended each year by regulation2 and

published in the Official Journal of the European Com­ munities.

CCT

Common Customs Tariff (CCT) nomenclature

The CCT nomenclature is used for tariff statistics. The code is a numerical one up to the level of the CCCN (four digits) and alphanumerical for the tariff subheadings. For publication of the results this code is transformed into a specific six-digit numerical code.

The CCT nomenclature comprises approximately 3 500 headings. It is amended each year by regulation3 and

published in the Official Journal of the European Com­ munities.

1981: Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3488/80 of 23 December 1980, OJL 365 of 31.12.1980.

2 1981: Council Regulation (EEC) No 3285/80 of 19 December 1980,

OJL 346 of 22. 12. 1980.

3 1981 : Council Regulation (EEC) No 3002/80 of 28 October 1980, OJ

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METHODOLOGY

SITC

Standard International Trade Classification (SITC Rev. 2) of the United Nations Organization

The SITC is used primarily for economic analysis. The present version, the 1974 Revision 2, is covered by a res­ olution of the UN Economic and Social Council of 7 May 1975. It was published by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Statistical Office, under the reference 'Statistical studies, series M, No 34, New York, 1976'.

The SITC Rev. 2 comprises 1 924 headings designated by a five-digit code. The basic headings are grouped to­ gether into 10 sections, 69 divisions, 233 groups and 786 sub-groups designated respectively by the first, the first two, the first three and the first four digits of the code.

Ad hoc nomenclature

To permit monitoring of cyclical trends (sensitivity of the textiles, petroleum, etc. sectors) or as a result of inter­ national agreements (generalized preferences, ACP

countries' trade), specific nomenclatures derived from the NIMEXE have been drawn up to enable the Commis­ sion departments to keep a close watch on trade in these products.

NACE/CLIO

The NACE/CLIO is a classification of goods derived from the General Industrial Classification of Economic Activi­ ties within the European Communities3 and is used for

compiling the input-output tables in the European system of national accounts.

Two modules are produced:

— module 2911 covering the groups (three digits), branches (two digits) and divisions (one digit) of the NACE/CLIO;

— module 2912 comprising the amalgamations of the three-digit groups into 44, 25 and 6 branches, desig­ nated R44, R25and R6.

NACE, Eurostat 1970.

Summary chart

(The numbers refer to the digits which make up the code.)

NIMEXE 6

NIMEXE 4 SITC-5

NIMEXE 2

SITC-4-CCT-6 NACE/CLIO-3 Surveillance

nomenclature

Agricultural SITC SITC-3

SITC-2

SITC-1

R44 NACE/CLIO-2

R25 NACE/CLIO-1

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METHODOLOGY

DATA COLLECTION AND TRANSMISSION Source

The results which the Member States forward to Euro­ stat in standardized form constitute the sole source of Community statistics since 1979.

Declarations

Generally speaking, imports and exports are recorded statistically on the basis of the customs declarations made by the declarant at the time of customs clearance. In some Member States certain firms are allowed to sub­ mit a computerized summary declaration.

Reference period and delivery times

The reference period is the calendar month. The data supplied by the Member States have to be classified in the calendar month of the date of registration of the customs declaration or, failing that, on the date of the statistical declaration.

The monthly results are sent to the Statistical Office of the European Communities (SOEC) by the Member States at the latest six weeks after the end of the refe­ rence month. For specific data limited to certain pro­ ducts, shorter deadlines are laid down.

DISCREPANCIES

Comparison of the statistics on Community external trade and trade between Member States with the results published by the Member States themselves or by other bodies reveals discrepancies between:

— the national and Community statistics for the same variable;

— the figures of the importing and exporting countries for the same reference period.

Community and national statistics

The discrepancies between the Community and national figures are due to differences in methodology. For exam­ ple, for goods originating in third countries which are not in free circulation in the Community, the Community sta­ tistics require the country of origin to be stated (which is supplied by the Member States), whereas certain Mem­ ber States systematically use the country of consign­ ment in their national statistics. The reverse may happen in the case of goods originating or in free circulation in the Community, etc.

Importing and exporting countries'statistics

The discrepancies between the figures of an importing country and those of the relevant exporting country are quite substantial in some cases and are due to a variety of causes.

It is possible that the goods recorded as exports by the exporting Member State

— are not recorded in the imports of the corresponding importing Member State because on arrival at their destination they are placed under a transit procedure or in a customs warehouse;

— are recorded in the imports of the importing country with a different value, not only because of the rule 'exports — fob and imports — cif', but above all as a result of special situations such as: trade between subsidiary companies revalued on importation, inclu­ sion or exclusion of monetary compensatory amounts on agricultural products, declaration of the value to be used for calculating VAT as the statistical value; — are recorded in the imports of the trading partner,

— during a later period (effect on the overall figures and the figures by type of goods);

— under a different statistical heading (effect on the figures by type of goods);

— are recorded in the trading partner's imports accord­ ing to different methods,

— because all the cases in which the regulation may apply have not yet been settled (stores, postal con­ signments, confidential data, aircraft maintenance, etc.);

— because it is impossible to eliminate all the errors in the returns of data or in the processing and for­ warding of results;

— because there are still a number of fraudulent declarations.

There are also discrepancies between Eurostat's figures and those published by other international organizations (UN, OECD, etc.). These are due mainly to differences in the definitions and methods used.

NON-COMMUNITY STATISTICS

The sources of these statistics are given for each specific case. The definitions and methods described above do not necessarily apply to such statistics.

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Diagram of Community external trade statistics

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COMMUNITY STATISTICS ­

PUBLICATIONS

Plan of general programme of community foreign trade statistics

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COMMUNITY STATISTICS ­

PUBLICATIONS

SITC

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­SURVEILLANCE

φ Publication with threshold O Publication without threshold 4 Quarterly publication ■φ­ Annua! publication

(1) Published in the form of special tables in the 'Monthly External Trade Bulletin' (2} Analytical Tables of Foreign Trade — Nimexe — Volumes A to L

(3) Analytical Tables of Foreign Trade — Nimexe — Volume Ζ (4) Analytical Tables of Foreign Trade — SITC Volumes II to VIII (5) Analytical Tables of Foreign Trade — SITC Volume I

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1511 O * Petroleum

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Petroleum ­ Categories

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Shoes ­ C a t e g o r i e s

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Textiles ­ G r o u p s

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COMMUNITY STATISTICS - PUBLICATIONS

M A I N CHARACTERISTICS COUNTRIES

A number of concepts must be borne in mind, namely:

Reporting countries

These comprise the Member States taken individually (Belgium and Luxembourg considered together as the BLEU) and the Community as a whole (EUR 10).

Trading partners

These comprise the Member States of the Community and third countries (total of 200 countries). There are also a number of economic areas or groupings of coun­ tries, the main ones being: Grand total/world, Intra-EC,

Extra-EC, Industrialized third countries, EFTA, United States of America and Canada, Developing countries, ACP countries, Overseas 'départements'. Overseas terri­ tories, State-trading countries, etc.

A distinction must be made between country of origin and country of consignment for imports and the coun­ tries of destination for exports in accordance with the definitions given on page 7 and the examples given on pages 17 and 18.

FLOW

The flow indicates the direction of trade:

imports: the flow goes from the trading partner to the re­ porting Member State;

exports: the flow goes from the reporting Member State to the trading partner.

STATISTICAL SYSTEMS

The statistical systems mentioned on page 7 are coded as follows:

S.S. 1: imports of goods placed in free circulation on arrival or on leaving warehouses;

S.S. 2: imports for inward processing; S.S. 3: imports after outward processing; S.S. 1 : exports of goods in free circulation; S.S. 2: exports after inward processing; S.S. 3: exports for outward processing.

UNITS

Values (V): the values, as defined on page 8 are expressed in 1 000 European currency units (ECU). A table of the conversion rates used is given in all publications. Quantities (Q): the quantities are expressed in 1 000 kg. Supplementary for certain products the statistical data units (SU): are also expressed in another unit (num­

ber, pairs, hectolitres, etc.).

Where such units exist, they are stated

opposite each of the NIMEXE codes in the annual regulation amending the NIMEXE.

CONFIDENTIALITY

The Member States make certain of their external trade data subject to statistical confidentiality, which may apply to the products and/or the countries:

— product confidentiality: trade in a given product (or subdivision thereof) is included in trade in another product or entered under special headings set aside for this purpose. Explanatory notes on product confi­ dentiality are given in all publications.

— country confidentiality: trade in a given product is not (or only partially) broken down by trading partners. Such trade is shown as an overall figure under a notional geographical code 'Confidential country'. Community trade (all products/all countries) includes these data and is not affected by confidentiality.

STATISTICAL THRESHOLD

A cut-off point of 100 000 ECU is applied in certain sta­ tistical publications. This means that the trading partners with which the value of Community trade in a given pro­ duct amounts to less than 100 000 ECU are not shown separately. However, these figures are included in the to­ tals for groups of countries and in the 'world'total.

PERIODICITY

Annual (A)

The annual publications contain the cumulative data for the 12 months of the calendar year (January-December).

Quarterly (Q)

Most of the quarterly publications contain the cumulative data for the quarters of the calendar year (i.e. March, June, September, January-December), although some publications also cover

separate quarters (i.e. January-March, April-June,

July-September and October-December).

Monthly (M)

The monthly publications contain either cumulative data

(i.e. January-February, January-March, etc.) or data for

individual months.

MEDIA

The external trade statistics are published on magnetic tapes, microfiches or in printed publications.

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COMMUNITY STATISTICS - PUBLICATIONS

Magnetic tapes

ICL or IBM format file with standard label, density 1 600 BPI, 9 tracks, fixed-length recordings of 39 characters with a blocking factor of 109 (size of block: 4251 charac­ ters).

Recording scheme

Characters

1

2-11

12-15

16-

192 6

3 3 --10

-14

-18

-25

-32

-39

Designation of sections

Flow 1 = imports 2 = exports

Product code, left-justified Geographical grouping code 0 = country

1 = group of countries

Trading partner code in accordance with the Geonom

Statistical system

1 = normal imports (exports)

2 = imports for (exports after) inward pro­ cessing

3 = imports after (exports for) outward pro­ cessing

Reporting country code in accordance with the Geonom

Values in 1 000 ECU S9(13)comp.3

Quantities (weight in tonnes) S9 (13) comp. 3

Supplementary units S9(13)comp.3

Certain restrictions are imposed on users of the magnetic tapes. They must undertake amongst other things:

— not to reproduce the magnetic tapes in whole or in part for the purpose of passing them on, free of charge or in return for payment, to one or more third parties;

— not to make them available to one or more third parties even via a terminal;

— not to communicate the data contained on the magnetic tapes to third parties, except with the writ­ ten authorization of the SOEC.

In any written document reproducing statistical data contained on the magnetic tapes or describing studies or calculations based on such data, the user must state the source of the data in the following manner: 'Source:

European Communities (Eurostat), Luxembourg'.

Similarly, the European Communities cannot under any circumstances be held responsible for inaccuracies or errors in the statistical data supplied by them or for errors and omissions in the documentation relating to the magnetic tapes. Moreover, in order to improve the quality of the data, the European Communities reserve the right to amend the codes and classifications used and to change the format of the magnetic tapes.

Printed publications

These publications are always DIN A4 and appear under the red series cover. They comprise one or more volumes depending on the publication and contain a preface describing the main methodological features.

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COMMUNITY STATISTICS ­ PUBLICATIONS

Microfiches

The microfiches are 14 χ 10 cm and are divided into three parts, described below:

— A heading which can be read directly.

— The reproduction, reduced to V42, of 206 original-size pages, which can be read on the screen of a micro­ fiche reader which restores the pages to their original size. The readers/reproducers can be used to make

DIN A4 photocopies of each page. For external trade statistics each page corresponds to a table or part of a statistical table described in the various modules of the general programme. The microfiches contained in a module are numbered.

An alphanumerical index set out on the last page (position M16) of each microfiche. This index can be used to locate the page and to position the microfiche correctly on the reader.

Heading ■

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Position of the 206 pages

A 1 = position code of the first table

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Layout of a microfiche

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Explanatory notes

Heading:

(Õ) No of module.

( Τ ) Title of statistical production.

(2) Serial No of microfiche within a module.

( 3 ) Reference period.

0

Flow.

( 5 ) First trading partner on the fiche (table A01).

( ë ) Code of the first product on the fiche (table A01).

Index:

( 7 ) Code of the trading partner.

(β) Productcode.

(9) Index of the position of the

microfiche on the reader keyboard.

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COMMUNITY STATISTICS ­ PUBLICATIONS

CLASSIFICATION OF THE DATA

Products/countries

The statistical publications which use this classification

give for each product (or group of products) a break­ down of Community trade by trading partner and eco­ nomic area.

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Ursprung Origine

Import

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Janvier — Décembre 1980 * ­

1000ERE/UCE Valeurs

EUR 9 Deutschland France Italia Nederland Belg­Lux

001 002 003 004 007 050 272 302 342 370 400 416 421 424 436 440 458 460 462 464 465 467 473 476 480 492 500 708 1000 1010 1011 1020 1030 ' 0 3 1 χ ι —

FRANCE BELG.­LUXBG PAYS­BAS RF ALLEMAGNE IRLANDE GRECE COTE IVOIRE CAMEROUN SOMALIE MADAGASCAR ETATS­UNIS GUATEMALA BELIZE HONDURAS COSTA RICA PANAMA GUADELOUPE DOMINIQUE MARTINIQUE JAMAÏQUE SAINTE­LUCIE ST­VINCENT GRENADA ANTILLES NL COLOMBIE SURINAM EQUATEUR PHILIPPINES M O N D E INTRA-CE EXTRA-CE CLASSE 1 CLASSE 2 ACP (59)

B A N A N E S F R A I C H E S

356 1502 B258 479 12540 140 47871 21466 9167 1005 466 16774 4461 60039 98454 85823 25418 3780 31020 14137 14751 9918 5526 271 103915 11198 74916 4210 668215 23256 644960 670 644209 138864 35 2057 19762 42027 52158 24939 25824 192439 6699 186840 38 186800 32 45 2 46742 18393 70 732 200 3926 1383 13452 821 2321 1 28840 172547 46 172501 200 172301 65937 7 2303 3CS7 273

773 l < 3557 26030 7170 346 1370 316 1390

34 1 < 421 12540

134

3073

19908 17613 4075 13221 12902 1605 2605

/ 59 1628 5695 4795 8590 6441 4560 157 77 5849 2783 8828 3123 6156 384 4461 2307 6151 5218 1861 3780 610 14137 14751 9918 5526 271 25683 7123 4067 25 25 173 5556 7784

93891 31830 29333 22 2353 93891 31806 26981

68 158 93891 31736 26823 14566 8 7

125298 13793 15008 194 110290 13599

186 21 110036 13578 58314 1461 < 3191 2865 552 402 9084 34 9050

­Example 1

­ Example 2

Explanatory notes:

( T ) Reference period.

( 2 ) Flow.

( 3 ) Unit used.

( 4 ) Reporting country.

(b) Code and name of product.

( β ) Geonom code and name of trading partner or economic area.

( 7 ) Only one row of data in the case of a table covering all statistical systems together; several rows of data in the case of a table giving a breakdown by statistical systems.

Example 1 341 : United Kingdom imports of product NIMEXE 0801.31 consigned from the Netherlands to the value of 341 000 ECU. Trade between Member States (intra­EC trade), although the product may originate in a third country.

Example 2 7731: Italian imports of product NIMEXE 0801.31 originating in Guatemala to the value of 7 731 000 ECU. Extra­EC trade: country of origin.

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Countries/products

The statistical publications which use this classification give for each trading partner and economic area a break­

down of Community trade by product and group of pro­ ducts.

©

©-SITC 831 83 842 843 844 845 846 847 848 84 651 85 871 872 874 87 881 882 883 884 885 88 892 893 894 895 896 897 898 899 931 93 961 96 971 97 TOTAL 030 001 00

Import <­(7)

January — December 1980 Janvier — Décembre 1000 EUA/UCE« Valeurs > EUR 9 Italia Nederland Belg.­Lux Ireland Danmark

-*■ 0 2 8 N O R W A Y

3286 3286 4248 1417 320 4219 2373 2904 1722 17203 1858 1858 2366 2545 2714B 32129 867 865 642 153 212 2744 3922 17783 9111 302 4998 1249 3069 4906 45340 134904 3922 3922 73102 73102 137 137 1663 1669 8134030

S W E D E N

1203 1203

NORVEGE

84 . 84 1476 139 59 1115 578 430 109 3906 236 236 30 1132 3756 4936 291 22 2 32 45 392 1139 1925 1486 89 562 157 63 414 5835 22124 20125 20125 137 137

1 121

1 127

12 12 388 43 845 25 75 69 1445 63 63 15 279 2155 2452 68 13 2 51 46 180 133 769 1695 375 3070 428 428 673796 S U E D E

10 10 3 3 260 2 1 602 38 158 23 1084 19 16 102 2081 2199 33 2 9 45 56 408 1090 14 2 656 4 189 2419 6576 1 19 1 19 202971 1 14 1 14 70 70 1 19 11 11 272 194 151 135 693 38 36 2 125 4805 495B 159 37 2 7 9 214 152 944 1247 64 1 27 191 1265 39! 1 12656 399 399 349 349 24 24 24 214 12 12 1 1 88 2589 2698 7 8 2 22 3 42 52 463 193 7 2 83 192 992 78 73 775081 63 63

X

428166

2401 2401 791 231 964 779 660 402 4826 193 193 2272 551 9182 12007 246 65 617 25 68 1021 400 7960 2165 65 4059 107 326 706 15778 41907 3093 3093 62628 52628 122 122 2412776 84 B4 5 29 3 1 1 1 5 3 57 10 10 103 107 137 23 3 12 223 420 32789 692 692 959 394 15 351 754 1348 957 477Θ 1287 1287 19 268 2477 2772 63 719 29 843 1974 5177 1222 63 337 294 2 3 2 6 ^ 1622 12915 36465 160 160 583668

©-Example 1

■Example 2

Explanatory notes:

QT) Reference period.

@ Flow.

( 3 ) Unit used.

( 4 ) Reporting country.

( 5 ) Code and name of trading partner or economic area.

( β ) Productcode.

( 7 ) Only one row of data in the case of a table covering all statistical systems together; several rows of data in the case of a table giving a breakdown by statistical system.

Example 1 84: German imports of the product listed under SITC code 8 3 1 , originating in Norway, to the value of 84 000 ECU.

Example 2 775081 : total Dutch imports (all products together) originating in Norway, to the value of 775 081 000 ECU.

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COMMUNITY STATISTICS ­ PUBLICATIONS

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Product/country publications

Title

NIMEXE­6

NIMEXE­6­SU

Analytical tables of external trade

Volumes A t o L

Analytical tables of external trade

NIMEXE­4

NIMEXE­2

CCT­6

SITC­5

SITC­5­SU

Analytical tables of external trade Vol.1

Vol. II to VIII

Analytical tables of external trade

SITC­3

SITC­2

SITC­1

Processing traffic NIMEXE­6­SU NIMEXE­6 CCT­6 Catalogue reference Nomenclatures NIMEXE

6 4 2

SITC 5 4 3 2 1

Ι ­ Ο (J

Unit

V Q su "α o SI ΙΛ ­Ë Η > .2 φ Q.

Medium Dis­ semiirat5*1 b:f

N I M E X E

1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1121 1131 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X χ χ χ χ Q Q Y Y Y Y Q Q Microfiche Microfiche Paper Paper Microfiche Microfiche Microfiche Microfiche Eurostat E,■',-·'.' Eu raffice

E . " ^ ·:■'-.

Eurøffee

Ξ1­" ~ :·ί

Eu rostat

Eu rassaat

CCT

1211 X X Y Microfiche Eiuiiosisi

SITC 1311 1312 1310 1313 1314 1323 1315 1316 1321 1331 1341 X X X X X X X X X

X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X χ χ χ χ χ χ Q Q Y Y Y Y Y Y Q Q Q Microfiche Microfiche Paper Paper Paper Paper Microfiche Microfiche Microfiche Microfiche

M i c e f i " · !

Eu rosai Ein rastat Eu raffice Εω raffice Eo raffice Ξ_-:~"ο;

E _ " r ~ c í

Eiui raffice

Eturasüsti

Ξ _ ■■;:;" = '

EuircssOsitt

Processing t r a f f i c

1118 1119 1219 X X X X X

X Q

Q Y Microfiche Microfiche Microfiche Bitmasíat Ehiirøsiatr Eurøstas Explanatory notes:

VQ = Values/quantities. SU = Supplementary units. Y = Yearly.

Q = Quarterly.

Euroffice = Office for Off ¡ciai Publications of the European Communities.

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COMMUNITY STATISTICS ­ PUBLICATIONS

C o u n t r y / p r o d u c t p u b l i c a t i o n s

Title

NIMEXE­6/4/2

NIMEXE­6/4/2

Analytical tables of external trade Vol. Ζ

NACE/CLIO

SITC­5/4/3/2/1

Analytical tables of external trade Vol. I

Processing traffic

NIMEXE­6/4/2

Regulated agricultural products­NIMEXE

Agricultural products SITC

[

I

I

I

I

I

I

1

Catalogue reference Nomenclatures NIMEXE

6 4 2

SITC

5 4 3 2 1

NACE/ CLIO

A Β

■σ o .c tn ω .c F Unit

V Q > ' Õ ο τ_> 0) 0_

Medium seminated by Dis­

N I M E X E

2111 2112 2132 X X X X X X X Χ χ X χ χ χ χ χ Q Υ Υ Microfiche Microfiche Paper Eurostat Eurostat Euroffice NACE/CLIO 2911 2912 X X χ χ χ χ Q Q Microfiche Microfiche Eurostat Eurostat SITC 2311 2313

X X X

X X X X X χ χ

χ Q

Y

Microfiche

Paper

Eurostat

Euroffice

Processing traffic

2119 X X X χ χ Q Microfiche Eurostat

Agricultural products

2151

2152(a)

2351

2352 (a)

(b)

(b)

(c-)

(c)

Q Q Q Q Microfiche Paper Microfiche Paper Eurostat Euroffice Eurostat Euroffice

(a) Main economic areas only, published in the monthly external trade bulletin as special tables.

(b) Nomenclature taken from the NIMEXE, covering agricultural products subject to Community regulation. (c) Nomenclature taken from the SITC, covering all agricultural products.

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COMMUNITY STATISTICS ­ PUBLICATIONS

'Surveillance products' publications

Textiles

Petroleum products

Footwear Catalogue reference 1510 1520 1529 1530 1539 2510 1511 1521 1531 2511 1512 1522 1532 2512

j3 S

3 i

ü_ υ

Χ χ χ χ χ χ χ χ χ χ χ (Λ tn

.2 ο

C "D D O

X X X No Product X X X X X X menclat Cat. X X X X X X X

j r e

Group X X X X X Unit V Q X X X X X X X X X X X X X X su X X X X X 'õ o φ CL Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q "O o « m sz \-Medium Microfiche Microfiche Microfiche Microfiche Microfiche Microfiche Microfiche Microfiche Microfiche Microfiche Microfiche Microfiche Microfiche Microfiche Dis­ seminated by Eurostat Eurostat Eurostat Eurostat Eurostat Eurostat Eurostat Eurostat Eurostat Eurostat Eurostat Eurostat Eurostat Eurostat

Magnetic tapes

Title NIMEXE file SITC file CCT file Nomenclatures NIMEXE 6 X SITC 5 X CCT 6 X Unit V Q X X X SU X X Periodicity Q Q Y Statistical system Χ χ χ Dis­ seminated by Eurostat Eurostat Eurostat

Users of the magnetic files can obtain either all the file or an extract from it, in particular the part relating to agricultural

or textile products.

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COMMUNITY STATISTICS -

PUBLICATIONS

DESCRIPTIONS OFTHE PUBLICATIONS

NIMEXE TABLES

Products/countries

SCE 1111-NIMEXE 6

Imports/exports Values and quantities

All statistical systems together No threshold

Available since 1976 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: approx. 170 per period

SCE 1112-NIMEXE 6 - S U

Imports/exports Supplementary units

All statistical systems together No threshold

Available since 1976 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: approx. 20 per period

SCE 1113 and 1114: Analytical tables of external trade - NIMEXE 6

Imports/exports

Values, quantities and supplementary units All statistical systems together

With threshold Published since 1966 Annual

Number of volumes: 12

SCE 1115 and 1116: Analytical tables of external trade

Imports/exports

Values, quantities and supplementary units All statistical systems together

With threshold Published since 1975 Annual

Number of microfiches: approx. 100

SCE 1118 - NIMEXE 6 - Processing traffic - SU

Imports/exports Supplementary units

Breakdown by statistical system No threshold

Countries/products

SCE 2 1 1 1 - N I M E X E 6/4/2

Imports/exports Values and quantities

All statistical systems together With threshold

Available since 1976 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: approx. 130 per period

SCE 2112 - N I M E X E 6/4/2

Imports/exports Values and quantities

All statistical systems together No threshold

Available since 1976 Annual

Number of microfiches: approx. 270 per period

SCE 2119 - NIMEXE 6 - Processing traffic

Imports/exports Values and quantities

Broken down by statistical system No threshold

Available since 1977 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: approx. 200 per period

SCE 2132: Analytical tables of external trade -NIMEXE 2 - V o l . Ζ

Imports/exports Values and quantities

All statistical systems together With threshold

Published since 1972 Annual

Number of volumes: 1

SCE 2151: Regulated agricultural products

Imports/exports of agricultural products subject to Community regulation Values and quantities

All statistical systems together No threshold

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COMMUNITY STATISTICS - PUBLICATIONS

NIMEXETABLES (continued)

Products/countries

Available since 1977 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: approx. 20 per period

SCE 1119 - NIMEXE 6 - Processing traffic

Imports/exports Values and quantities

Breakdown by statistical system No threshold

Available since 1977 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: approx. 150 per period

SCE 1 1 2 1 - N I M E X E 4

Imports/exports Values and quantities

All statistical systems together No threshold

Available since 1976 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: approx. 20 per period

SCE 1 1 3 1 - N I M E X E 2

Imports/exports Values and quantities

All statistical systems together No threshold

Available since 1976 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: approx. 5 per period

Countries/products

Available since 1976 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: approx. 6 per period

SCE 2152: Regulated agricultural products

Imports/exports of agricultural products

subject to Community regulation and only with the main economic areas

Values and quantities

All statistical systems together No threshold

As soon as they are available, the quarterly data are published in the form of a special table in the 'Monthly external trade bulletin'

CCT TABLES

Products/countries

SCE 1211 - CCT tariff statistics

Imports/exports Values and quantities

All statistical systems together No threshold

Available since 1976' Annual

Number of microfiches: approx. 30

Published on paper for the period 1961 -74.

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CCT TABLES (continued)

Products/countries

SCE 1219-CCT tariff statistics - Processing traffic

Imports/exports Values and quantities

Breakdown by statistical system No threshold

Available since 1976 Annual

Number of microfiches: approx. 35

SITC TABLES

Products/countries

SCE 1310: Analytical tables of external trade -SITC-5/4/3/2/1 -Vol. I,Table 1

Imports/exports only for world, intra-EC, EFTA, USA, class 2 countries and ACP countries

Values

All statistical systems together No threshold

Published since 1975 Annual

Number of volumes: 1

SCE 1311 SITC-5

Imports/exports Values and quantities

All statistical systems together No threshold

Available since 1976 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: approx. 60 per period

SCE 1 3 1 2 - S I T C - 5 - S U

Imports/exports Supplementary units

All statistical systems together No threshold

Available since 1976 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: approx. 7 per period

SCE 1313-1314-1323 - Analytical tables of external trade - SITC-3 and -5 - Vols II to VIII

Imports/exports

Values, quantities and supplementary units

Countries/products

SCE 2311 - SITC-5/4/3/2/1

Imports/exports Values and quantities

All statistical systems together No threshold

Available since 1976 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: approx. 100 per period

SCE 2313: Analytical tables of external trade -S I T C - 3 / 2 / 1 - V o l . l , T a b l e 2

Imports/exports Values

All statistical systems together With threshold

Published since 1975 Annual

Number of volumes: 1

SCE2351 -Agricultural products

Imports/exports of agricultural products Values and quantities

All statistical systems together No threshold

Available since 1975 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: approx. 2 per period

SCE 2352 - Agricultural products

Import/exports of agricultural products, only with the main economic areas Values and quantities

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COMMUNITY STATISTICS -

PUBLICATIONS

SITC TABLES (continued)

Products/countries

All statistical systems together With threshold

Available since 1958 (apart from 1973 and 1974) Annual

Number of volumes: 7

SCE 1315 and 1316 - Analytical tables of external trade-SITC-5

Imports/exports

Values, quantities and supplementary units All statistical systems together

With threshold Available since 1976 Annual

Number of microfiches: approx. 40 per period

SCE 1321 -SITC-3

Imports/exports Values and quantities

All statistical systems together No threshold

Available since 1976 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: approx. 13 per quarter

SCE 1331 -SITC-2

Imports/exports Values and quantities

All statistical systems together No threshold

Available since 1976 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: approx. 4 per quarter

SCE 1341-SITC-1

Imports/exports Values and quantities

All statistical systems together No threshold

Available since 1976 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: approx. 2 per period

Countries/products

All statistical systems together No threshold

As soon as they are available, the quarterly data are published in the form of a special table in the 'Monthly external trade bulletin'

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NACE/CLIO TABLES

Countries/products

SCE 2911 - NACE/CLIO-3/2/1

Imports/exports Values and quantities

All statistical systems together No threshold

Available since 1976 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: approx. 15 per period

SCE 2912 - NACE/CLIO - R44/R25/R6

Imports/exports Values and quantities

All statistical systems together No threshold

Available since 1976 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: approx. 14 per period

'SURVEILLANCE PRODUCTS'TABLES

Products/countries

SCE 1510,1520 and 1530 -Textiles

Imports/exports

Values, quantities and supplementary units All statistical systems together

No threshold Available since 1977 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: 1510: approx. 35 per period 1520: approx. 25 per period 1530: approx. 3 per period

SCE 1511,1521 and 1531 - Petroleum products

Imports/exports Values and quantities

All statistical systems together No threshold

Available since 1978 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: approx. 2 per period and per module

Countries/products

SCE 2510,2511 and 2512 - Countries/products under surveillance

Imports/exports of products subject to surveillance Values and quantities

All statistical systems together No threshold

Available since 1977 Quarterly

Number of microfiches:

2510 Textiles: approx. 35 per period 2511 Petroleum: approx. 3 per period 2512 Footwear: approx. 3 per period

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'SURVEILLANCE PRODUCTS'TABLES (continued)

Products/countries

SCE 1512,1522 and 1532 - Footwear

Imports/exports Values and quantities

All statistical systems together No threshold

Available since 1978 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: approx. 2 per period and per module

SCE 1529 and 1539 - Textiles, sliding imports

Imports

Values, quantities and supplementary units All statistical systems together

No threshold Available since 1980 Quarterly

Number of microfiches: 1529: 1 per period

1539: approx. 10 per period

MAGNETIC FILES

NIMEXE-6

Imports/exports

Reporting countries excluding EUR 10

Values, quantities and supplementary units

Broken down by statistical system No threshold

Available since 1974 Quarterly

3—4 tapes per quarter

SITC-5

Imports/exports

Reporting countries excluding EUR 10

Values, quantities and supplementary units

Broken down by statistical system No threshold

Available since 1974 Quarterly

3 tapes per quarter

C C T - 6

Imports/exports

Reporting countries excluding EUR 10

Values and quantities

Broken down by statistical system No threshold

Available since 1975 Annual

3 tapes per year

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COMMUNITY STATISTICS - CRONOS

INTRODUCTION

The CRONOS data base is used for the management of time series (approximately 1 million), which may be monthly, quarterly or annual. The users of this data base are the departments of the Commission. Software devel­ oped by the SOEC allows on-line consultation and pro­ vides a whole range of statistical calculation facilities. The base is updated every night by batch processing. Outside users are given access to some of the most im­ portant data (see page 33).

The external trade series stored in CRONOS are grouped into three main domains, namely:

FRIC — File on international trade relations;

QUIC — Quarterly information on commodity trade; SNAG — NIMEXE statistics on the main agricultural pro­

ducts.

FRIC — File on international trade relations

The FRIC domain of CRONOS was created from the ex­ ternal trade data forwarded each month by the Member States. The series (approximately 150 000) are monthly and/or quarterly and show the external trade of each of the ten Member States and the Community as a whole from January 1979 onwards. They were devised as a se­ lection from all the theoretically possible permutations of the following sub-codes: reporting country, flow, unit, products, trading partners.

Reporting country

Each of the ten Member States (Belgium and Luxem­ bourg considered together as the BLEU) and EUR 10.

Imports in terms of quantity

Exports in terms of quantity | monthly

Flow, unit and periodicity

Imports in terms of value ì Exports in terms of value I

Imports in terms of cumulative value Exports in terms of cumulative value Imports in terms of value

Exports in terms of value

quarterly

}

monthly

monthly

All values are expressed in 1 000 ECU and all quantities in tonnes.

Products and groups of products

There are various levels of detail, as follows:

— SITC-3: the most detailed level in FRIC is the three-digit level of the SITC Rev. 2 classification (SITC Rev. 2 groups). There are some 260 product headings. — Divisions, sections, groups of sections: the SITC

three-digit groups are aggregated into divisions (approximately 70 headings) and then into sections (10 headings), the latter in turn being amalgamated to form four groups of sections.

— All products together: grand total for all products.

Trading partners and groups of countries

There are various levels of detail, as follows:

— individual countries: the most detailed level of the Geonomenclature (approximate­ ly 200 headings);

— areas: groupings of countries by geo­ graphical area, two of the main ones being 'intra-EC' and 'extra-EC'.

Combination of all the different possible values of the sub-codes gives a total of more than 4 million codes of theoretically possible series. The table on page 29 shows whether a given combination of sub-codes corresponds to an actual series in FRIC.

QUIC — Quarterly information on commodity trade

The data stored in QUIC come from the same source as for FRIC, namely the basic NIMEXE data supplied by the Member States. The composition of the series follows the same rules, the only differences being the periodicity and the set of possible permutations of sub-codes: flow, reporting countries, products, trading partners and unit. This gives:

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Table of the series stored in FRIC

Reporting countries Flow Products Trading partners

Monthly data

Member States and EUR 10

Imports

Exports

Values

Imports

Exports

Values

Imports

Exports

Values

Quantities

All products together

Sections and divisions

SITC groups

Areas + individual

countries

Intra- and extra-EC

Intra- and extra-EC

Cumulative monthly data

Member Statesand EUR 10

EUR 10

Imports

Exports

Values

Imports

Exports

Values

All products together and sections

All products together,

sections and divisions

Areas + individual

countries

Areas + individual

countries

Quarterly data

Member States and EUR 10

EUR 10

Imports

Exports

Values

Imports

Values

Imports

Exports

Values

Divisions

All products together

All products together

Areas + USA

Member States

Individual

countries

NB: FRIC also contains overall series of:

— indices (value, volume, terms of trade, etc.) for each Member State; — imports and exports for selected non-member countries;

— rates of conversion Into ECU.

Reporting country

The Community as a whole.

Row, unit, periodicity

— Imports in terms of quarterly value; — imports in terms of quarterly quantities.

All values are expressed in 1 000 ECU and quantities in tonnes.

Products

— Approximately 500 NIMEXE products. This number may be increased in the light of users' requirements.

Trading partners and groups of countries

— individual countries: the most detailed level of the Geonomenclature (approx. 200 headings);

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— areas: groupings of countries by geo­ graphical area, two of the main ones being 'intra-EC' and 'extra-EC' (23 headings).

Combination of all the different possible sub-codes would give 260 000 series, but in view of the trade actu­ ally carried on fewer than 100000 series are in fact used. Most of them begin in 1975.

SNAG — NIMEXE statistics on the main agricultural products

SNAG contains data on trade in agricultural products coming under selected six-, four- and possibly two-digit NIMEXE headings representing the main flows.

At present SNAG contains only the monthly data for dairy products showing the Member States' exports in quantitative terms (100 kg) to the main non-member countries.

This domain will be gradually extended to cover other agricultural products, imports and the value of the pro­ ducts concerned. The present version of the domain comprises fewer than 10 000 series, beginning in 1977.

PREPARATION OF THE MONTHLY BULLETIN

The external trade bulletin publishes data contained in the FRIC domain of CRONOS (see page 20). It is pub­ lished each month and gives the latest information on short-term trends in the external trade of the Community and the Member States and on the Community's share of the major non-Community countries' trade. Each issue comprises a fixed section of 14 tables and a variable sec­ tion containing graphs and special tables.

Fixed section

1. Synopsis of Community trade by country (economic areas and main trading partners) — individual quart­ erly values.

2. Synopsis of Community trade by country (economic areas and main trading partners) — individual month­ ly values.

3. Synopsis of Community trade by product (SITC sec­ tions and divisions) — individual quarterly values. 4. Synopsis of Community trade by product (SITC sec­

tions and divisions) — individual monthly values. 5. Synopsis of the trade of the Community and each

Member State by product (SITC sections and divi­ sions) — individual quarterly values.

6. Indices of volume, current value, unit value, terms of trade and volume ratio (monthly and quarterly in­ dices).

7. Trends in Community trade (total, intra- and exta-EC) with index of coverage rate (individual monthly and quarterly values).

8. Trends in intra- and extra-EC trade (intra-EC trade by country — individual monthly and quarterly values). 9. Trends in Community trade with the main economic

areas (Class 1 countries, EFTA, United States, Class 2 countries, ACP countries, Eastern Europe, Mediterra­ nean countries, OPEC, Latin America, ASEAN — in­ dividual monthly and quarterly values).

10. Community trade by country of origin/consignment and destination (individual and cumulative monthly values).

11. Trends in intra- and extra-EC trade by product (SITC sections) — individual monthly and quarterly values. 12. Community trade by product and main trading part­

ners (SITC sections or groups of sections) — cumu­ lative quarterly values.

13. Community trade by product (SITC three-digit level) — individual monthly values and quantities.

14. Trends in trade of the main non-member countries with the rest of the world and with the Community

(individual monthly and quarterly values). 15. Conversion rates:

— currencies of the Member States and the USA in­ to ECU;

— other countries' currencies into USD.

16. Geonomenclature: codes of trading partners and economic areas.

Variable section

Graphs

Each month a new subject is chosen and the relevant graphs reproduced, e.g. Community trade with the ASEAN countries, the USA, Japan, etc.

Special tables

These tables do not appear in every issue (only three or four times a year on average).

— Community trade in agricultural products tive quarterly values and quantities.

cumula-— Community trade in petroleum and petroleum pro­ ducts — cumulative quarterly values and quantities.

Special annual issue

This issue shows trends in Community trade over the last 20 years for which figures are available (annual values).

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The tables relate to:

— the Community and world trade;

— countries of consignment and destination of world exports;

— trends in Community trade with the main non-Com­ munity trading partners;

— share of the Community and the main non-Communi­ ty trading partner in each country's trade;

— synopsis of Community trade by country; — synopsis of Community trade by product;

— indices of volume, current value, unit value, terms of trade and volume ratio;

— trends in total, intra- and extra-EC trade; — trends in trade with the main economic areas;

— trends in trade by class of products and economic area;

— trends in trade by class of products;

— trends in trade of the main non-member countries.

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Summary table of the contents of the monthly bulletin

Reporting country Flow Unit Products SITC-Rev.2 Trading partners No of

table

Individual monthly and quarterly data

EUR 10

Member States + EUR 10

20 non-member countries

Imports Exports Balance Intra-EC imports Extra-EC imports Extra-EC exports Imports Exports Imports Exports Balance Imports Imports Exports Imports Exports Imports Exports Values Values Indices Values % = I/Ex 100 Values Values Values Values

All products together

SITC-1 sections

SITC-2 divisions

All products together

All products together

All products together All products together

SITC-1 sections

All products together

Economic areas + 68 main indivi­ dual countries Intra-EC Extra-EC World World Intra-EC Extra-EC Member States 10 areas + USA

Intra-EC Extra-EC World EUR 10 Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 Table 4 Table 6 Table 7 Table 8 Table 9 Table 11 Table 14

Individual monthly data

Member States + EUR 10 Imports

Exports

Values Quantities

SITC-3 groups Intra-EC

Extra-EC

Table 13

Individual and cumulative monthly data

Member States + EUR 10 Imports

Exports

Values Indices 80/81

All products together Areas + indivi­

dual countries

Table 10

Individual quarterly data

Member States + EUR 10 Imports

Exports

Values SITC-1 sections

SITC-2 divisions

Intra-EC Extra-EC

Table 5

Cumulative qaurterly data

Member States + EUR 10 Imports

Exports

Values SITC-1 sections Areas +90 main

individual countries

Table 12

Figure

Table of the series stored in FRIC

Table of

the series stored in FRIC p.35
Table 1

Table 1

p.41

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