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Foreign Trade Statistics

In April of 2004 the Central Bureau of Statistics introduced an improved trade processing system named Eurotrace. This software package is used for the compilation, analysis and tabulation of foreign trade statistics at a national level. With the implementation of Eurotrace, the Central Bureau of Statistics will be able to provide more efficient and accurate trade statistics.

Trade statistics are economic statistics, which serve a variety of needs. The trade flow of goods is analyzed using various adopted commodity classifications, which have different levels of detail and classification criteria. The foreign trade statistics are compiled as secondary statistics derived mainly from customs documents. All data in this report are preliminary estimates. Possible corrections will be made in future publications.