International trade and balance of payments statistics

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  • Trade by enterprise characteristics (TEC)

    The TEC database contains international annual trade in goods data broken down by different categories of enterprises. It answers questions like who are the firms that are engaged in foreign markets, and what are their characteristics.

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  • Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services

    This Manual is a joint publication of six agencies: the UN, EC, IMF, OECD, UNCTAD, and WTO. It addresses a growing demand from governments, businesses and analysts for more relevant, detailed and internationally comparable statistics on services trade.

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  • What exactly are services?

    The term services covers a heterogeneous range of intangible products and activities that are difficult to encapsulate within a simple definition. Services are also often difficult to separate from goods with which they may be associated in varying degrees.

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Who’s Who in International Trade: A Spotlight on OECD Trade by Enterprise Characteristics data

International trade (exports) by firm size, selected OECD countries, 2013


25/04/2016 - Conventional international trade statistics offer a picture of trade flows between countries, broken down by types of goods and services. While this is an important input for trade analyses, these data do not offer insights into the actors, or the types of firms, that are actually engaged in cross-border trade. The OECD Trade by Enterprise Characteristics (TEC) data do provide such information


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