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Definition: Intra-EU trade data

External trade

The main statistical data published by Eurostat for intra-EU trade are as follows:

· the declaring Member State
· the reference period
· the flow
· the product, as defined in the Common Nomenclature
· the trading partner 
· the statistical value in thousand ECU or Euro  
· the net mass (in tonnes, that is 1 000 kg) 
· the quantity in any supplementary units (litres, number of parts, etc.) 
· the mode of transport
Eurostat, "Statistics on the trading of goods - User guide", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1998, p.27