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PRIMARY DATA

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Definition:
The most important inputs from among the universe of institutional, administrative, sample survey and/or census based information used in compiling statistical aggregates.

Source Publication:
Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) - BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IBRD, IMF, OECD and UNSD - Metadata Common Vocabulary + businessdictionary.com.

Cross References:
Basic statistical data
Data source, types of
Secondary source (of statistical data)
Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS)

Hyperlink:
http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/primary-data.html

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Friday, January 30, 2004

Last updated on Friday, June 14, 2013