- International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.
- Published Date:
- November 2006
As of January 2000, reported DOTS data include trade in the Arubafree trade zone.
Reported DOTS data in 1999 and IFS data beginning in 1990 excludecertain oil and chemical products.
Reported exports in DOTS and IFS include partial oil exports only. Beginning in 1998, reported imports from Saudi Arabia include oilimports as compiled by the Bahrain Ministry of Oil & industry andpublished in the Monthly Bulletin of the Bahrain Monetary Agency.
Prior to 1997, trade data for Belgium are recorded as trade of the Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union (BLEU). Belgium and BLEUtrade data are not comparable due to the employment of differentcompilation methodologies.
Discrepancies in bilateral trade statistics as reported by China and itstrading partners exist, particularly with industrial countries. Trade withthese countries is classified by China as trade with Hong Kong SpecialAdministrative Region (HKSAR) if it passes through HKSAR ports.
Reported exports and imports data with Belgium include trade with Luxembourg.
Czeschoslovakia (The Czech and Slovak Federal Republic) ceased tobe a member of the Fund on January 1, 1993.
IFS data exclude trade in free trade processing zone. Beginning in1994, DOTS data include trade in free trade processing zone.
IFS data exclude trade in free trade processing zone. Beginning in2000, DOTS data include trade in free trade processing zone.
IFS data are compiled according to the general trade system ofrecording trade transactions and DOTS data are compiled accordingto the special trade system.
Beginning in 1997, reported exports and imports data include trade of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Reunion with the restof the world.
French Guiana 333
Beginning in January 1997, exports and imports data of FrenchGuiana are combined with exports and imports data for France.
Beginning in January 1997, exports and imports data of Guadeloupeare combined with exports and imports data for France.
IFS data exclude trade in free trade processing zone. Beginning in2004, DOTS data include trade data in free trade processing zone.
Data from 1997 to 2000, and for 2003 were adjusted to calendar yearfrom reported data based on fiscal year beginning April.
IFS imports data include military goods.
Data from 2004 are compiled according to the special trade system.
Prior to 1997, trade data for Luxembourg are recorded as trade of the Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union (BLEU).
Beginning in January 1997, exports and imports data of Martiniqueare combined with exports and imports data for France.
DOTS and IFS reported exports and imports data include trade inmaquiladoras.
From 1993 through 1998, DOTS reported exports and importsexclude estimation of underreporting as a result of the establishmentof the internal European market. Trade revisions are made in themonthly data and may not necessarily be reflected in the quarterlyand annual data.
Beginning in 1995, IFS data are valued at an average (unitary)exchange rate of 70.36 naira to the U.S. dollar. This exchange rate isthe weighted average of the official rate and the market rate that wentinto effect in February, 1995.
Reported IFS and DOTS world totals exclude exports and imports ofthe COLON free trade processing zone. Beginning in Q1 2001 imports from Japan reflect reported exports of Japan to Panama whichmay represent flags of convenience.
Beginning in January 1997, exports and imports data of Reunion arecombined with exports and imports data for France.
DOTS data exclude adjustments for unrecorded trade (includingshuttle trade) and, prior to 1994 exclude trade with the countries ofthe former U.S.S.R.
Data are presented through 1997 and refer to the South AfricanCommon Customs Area (SACCA), which includes Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland. Beginning in 1998, SACCA trade are reported separately as South Africa and SACCAexcluding South Africa.
The South African Common Customs Area (SACCA) excluding SouthAfrica is composed of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland.
Trade data published in the Singapore Trade Statistics by the Singapore Trade Development Board exclude trade with Indonesia. Starting January 2003, Singapore reports its trade with Indonesia.
Prior to 1998, trade data for South Africa are included in the trade ofthe South African Common Customs Area (country code 198).
Beginning in 1992, IFS data exclude diamonds, nonmonetary gold, works of art, collectors’ pieces, antiques, and precious metals.
Beginning in 2000, IFS exports and imports totals are calculated usinga flexible exchange rate determined by the Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade.
Special category exports for 1996 and 1997 consist of natural gas salesunclassified by partner country.
Yugoslavia, SFR 188
Yugoslavia: The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ceased to bea member of the Fund on December 14, 1992.
Non Specified Countries as Partners
For the years that a country reports trade with Czech Republic, SlovakRepublic and Czechoslovakia n.s., it is assumed that the reportedtrade with Czechoslovakia n.s. refers to the combined trade with Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.
For the years that a country reports trade separately with the former republics of U.S.S.R. and U.S.S.R. n.s., it is assumed that the reportedtrade with U.S.S.R. n.s. refers to the combined trade with the former U.S.S.R. republics.
For the years that a country reports trade separately with the formerrepublics of Yugoslavia and Yugoslavia n.s., it is assumed that thereported trade with Yugoslavia n.s. refers to the combined trade withthe former Yugoslavia republics.