Frequently asked questions
Where can I find the statistics for this research?Statistics on international trade in goods are published on StatLine every month. Several tables are available both by the method of ownership transfer and physical border crossing.
Where can I find definitions of the subjects for this survey?See topics and classifications.
What classifications are used for this study?Two classifications are used to classify goods:
Standard International Trade Classification (SITC).
This is a commodity classification created by the United Nations to promote international comparability of statistics on international trade.
The Combined Nomenclature is a commodity classification based on the Harmonised System of the World Customs Organisation. All structures and codes of the Harmonised System are included in the classification. See also the tax authorities' website.
The Geonomenclature is used to classify countries. This is a country classification created by Eurostat for statistics on international trade.