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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
  Title TRD - Eurostat External Trade Statistics
  Data source Eurostat
  Contact email address Statistical Information Request Form
 
SCOPE
  Data presentation - Summary description External trade in goods statistics is compiled by Eurostat on a monthly basis following a harmonised methodology set out in European regulations (known as the Community concept; and using data collection systems based on both extra-EU and intra-EU (Intrastat) data. According to these regulations, Member States should supply detailed extra-EU trade data to Eurostat six weeks after, aggregated intra-EU data eight weeks after and detailed intra-EU data ten weeks after the end of the reporting month. Eurostat publishes total extra-euro area trade results 50-55 days after the end of the reporting month, while detailed results, broken down by partner and product, become available one month later. It should be noted that extra-euro area results are not as timely as extra-EU data, because the data for the three (four before 2001) EU Member States not participating in the Economic and Monetary Union (namely Denmark, Sweden and the United Kingdom) become available later. An advanced release calendar for Press releases on External Trade can be found on the Eurostat-website (Euro-indicators). The ECB databank includes series upon agreement with ECB data users. Data required for ad hoc purposes can be downloaded from Comext by the users.
  Data presentation - Detailed description Detailed documentation on trade can be found on the ECB website
 
METHODOLOGICAL INFORMATION
  Time period Monthly
  Frequency of data collection Only monthly series. Quarterly and annual data can be derived from the monthly data by simple addition of the values, and by averages for indices.
  Classification system Treatment of goods in transit Some Member States do not record any transaction for goods they consider to be transit trade. This involves imported goods, which are re-exported either immediately after their arrival or after the customs declaration has been made. In intra-EU Community statistics two transactions would be recorded: one for import and one for export.
 
STATISTICAL PROCESSING
  Adjustment Eurostat carries out working day/seasonal adjustments of Member States series and then aggregates the results to build EMU and EU totals (indirect method). Hence it is possible that Eurostat’s seasonally adjusted series differ from Member States’ seasonally adjusted series. The seasonal adjustment is performed by using the JDEMETRA 2.0.0 software as recommended by the ESS guidelines. Eurostat reviews all the ARIMA models once a year when a new reference year becomes available. Eurostat estimates the seasonal factors (for the whole series) once a month and the models' performance is checked before the new reference monthly data are released. If deemed necessary, models can be fine-tuned or more drastically changed all over the year.
 
QUALITY
 
DISSEMINATION
  Dissemination format - publications The monthly data are published approximately 46 days after the end of the reference month.
 
MISCELLANEOUS
  Metadata last update 30/NOV/2018 18:34:09

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Title Complement Food, drink and tobacco (SITC 0 and 1) - Extra Euro area 19 (fixed composition) trade, Import, Value (Community concept), Import, ECU/Euro, Eurostat, Neither seasonally nor working day adjusted
Series Key TRD.M.I8.N.M.0T1.J8.4.VAL
ECB Last update 2018-11-15 15:17:39.0
Unit Thousands of Euro
Reference area Euro area 19 (fixed composition) as of 1 January 2015 (I8)
Title Food, drink and tobacco (SITC 0 and 1), Value (Community concept)
Decimals Two (2)
Collection indicator Summed through period (S)
Frequency Monthly