Adjusting trade statistics methods in Southern Mediterranean countries to new international standards: MEDSTAT IV holds regional workshop
April 4, 2017
Statisticians from the Southern Mediterranean countries specialised in the production of Trade in goods statistics gathered last week in Brussels, to discuss the implications of the latest changes in the international standards introduced by the Statistical Department of the United Nations (UNSD). The workshop was organised by the EU-funded MEDSTAT IV project.
An expert from the UNSD participated in the meeting to present the major modifications made in methods and concepts, to clarify operational aspects linked to the application of these changes and to answer to the specific questions raised by the Southern Mediterranean countries.
Several recommendations were made by the participants at the end of the workshop to improve the quality of their work and to design and to implement national action plans in this field of statistics.