International trade of fisheries products
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This dataset presents official international trade statistics in fisheries products, directly sourced from the UN Comtrade Database.

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The headings no. 3, 307, and 1605 have been corrected in order to remove the following items: '30760 - Snails other than sea snails' from heading no. 3 and 307, and '160558 - Snails other than sea snails, prepared or preserved' from heading no. 1605, because these are not fisheries products.

In the orginal data higher order levels of the classification are derived by addition of lower order levels except where data must be kept confidential at lower levels of aggregation, but may be released at higher levels.

These confidential data, when existing, are not included in headings no. 3, 307 and 1605 after the correction described above.

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Following the UN recommendations, the international merchandise trade statistics record all goods which add to or subtract from the stock of material reĀ­sources of a country by entering (imports) or leaving (exports) its economic territory. Goods simply being transported through a country (goods in transit) or temporarily admitted or withdrawn (except for goods for inward or outward processing) do not add to or subtract from the stock of material resources of a country and are not included in the international merchandise trade statistics.

Customs records should be the main source of the data; and the additional sources could be used where customs sources are not available. Goods should be included in statistics at the time when they enter or leave the economic territory of a country. In the case of customs-based data collection systems, the time of recording should be the date of lodgement of the customs declaration.

International trade statistics published by the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat) for EU Member states migth differ from data disseminated by UN in Comtrade because of different treatment of goods in transit.

The methological manual of reference on international trade statistics is:

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International trade of fisheries productsAbstract

This dataset presents official international trade statistics in fisheries products, directly sourced from the UN Comtrade Database.

Contact person/organisation

TAD.contact@oecd.org

Direct source

UN Comtrade Database via WITS (World Integrated Trade Solution) website

WITShttp://wits.worldbank.org/
Key statistical concept

Following the UN recommendations, the international merchandise trade statistics record all goods which add to or subtract from the stock of material reĀ­sources of a country by entering (imports) or leaving (exports) its economic territory. Goods simply being transported through a country (goods in transit) or temporarily admitted or withdrawn (except for goods for inward or outward processing) do not add to or subtract from the stock of material resources of a country and are not included in the international merchandise trade statistics.

Customs records should be the main source of the data; and the additional sources could be used where customs sources are not available. Goods should be included in statistics at the time when they enter or leave the economic territory of a country. In the case of customs-based data collection systems, the time of recording should be the date of lodgement of the customs declaration.

International trade statistics published by the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat) for EU Member states migth differ from data disseminated by UN in Comtrade because of different treatment of goods in transit.

The methological manual of reference on international trade statistics is:

International Merchandise Trade Statistics, Concepts and Definitions (IMTS, 2010)https://unstats.un.org/unsd/trade/eg-imts/IMTS%202010%20(English).pdf
Classification(s) used

The main classification used is the Harmonized System (HS) 1988/92. There are few items classified according to HS 2012 in heading no. 1605, as the item '160558 - Snails other than sea snails, prepared or preserved' that should be removed from the heading is only available in HS 2012.

Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding Systems (HS)https://unstats.un.org/unsd/tradekb/Knowledgebase/Harmonized-Commodity-Description-and-Coding-Systems-HS
Aggregation & consolidation

The headings no. 3, 307, and 1605 have been corrected in order to remove the following items: '30760 - Snails other than sea snails' from heading no. 3 and 307, and '160558 - Snails other than sea snails, prepared or preserved' from heading no. 1605, because these are not fisheries products.

In the orginal data higher order levels of the classification are derived by addition of lower order levels except where data must be kept confidential at lower levels of aggregation, but may be released at higher levels.

These confidential data, when existing, are not included in headings no. 3, 307 and 1605 after the correction described above.

Quality comments

Coverage and limitations of UN Comtrade datahttps://comtrade.un.org/db/help/uReadMeFirst.aspx