Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 80 items for :

  • "trade partner data" x
Clear All
Mr. Geoffrey J Bannister, Mr. Manuk Ghazanchyan, and Theodore Pierre Bikoi
This paper assesses external trade statistics in Lao PDR by looking at mirror statistics, and with reference to international experience in compilation and dissemination of external trade data. We find that exports could be underreported by 8 to 50 percent, while imports could be underreported by 30 to 70 percent, and the trade deficit could be 20 percent to 280 percent higher. Underreporting is concentrated in trade with major partners, including Thailand (17 percent of total trade), China (10 percent of total trade) and Vietnam (3 percent of total trade). On the export side, underreporting is concentrated in wood and wood products, while for imports it is concentrated in a much wider variety of products, including food, fuel, vehicles, machinery, chemical products, plastics and rubber, and construction materials. Possible sources and implications of these discrepancies are discussed.
International Monetary Fund

As one of the Fund’s major statistical publications, Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS) has been widely used within and outside the Fund. Compared with collections of similar data provided by other international agencies, DOTS is well recognized for its coverage and currentness. Its high coverage of world trade and currentness of statistical information are based in large measure on estimation of the direction of trade for late-reporting and nonreporting countries from their trade partnersdata on a monthly basis. The accuracy of the DOTS database thus

Xiaoning Gong

Trade Statistics (DOTS) has been widely used within and outside the Fund. Compared with collections of similar data provided by other international agencies, DOTS is well recognized for its coverage and currentness. Its high coverage of world trade and currentness of statistical information are based in large measure on estimation of the direction of trade for late-reporting and nonreporting countries from their trade partnersdata on a monthly basis. The accuracy of the DOTS database thus depends on two factors: the availability and quality of the trading partners