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BROAD ECONOMIC CATEGORIES (BEC)

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Definition:
A three-digit classification, which groups commodities according their main end use, introduced by the United Nations in 1970, suitable for the general economic analysis of international merchandise trade data.

Source Publication:
International Merchandise Trade, Australia, Concepts, Sources and Methods, Glossary, Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Statistical Theme: International trade statistics

Created on Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, April 03, 2013