Monthly external trade bulletin/Bulletin mensuel du commerce exterieur: 1976.5
The "Monthly External Trade Bulletin" aim to provide, as quickly as possible, information on the short-term development of the foreign trade of the EC countries and the position of the EC in relation to its competitors in trade with non-Community countries. This publication is therefore biased towards comparison between successive periods for different types of overall figures, by country of origin (dispatching country for the Benelux states, consignor country for the United Kingdom) and of destination (consignee country for the United Kingdom), by products, or by zones and categories of products. For a more detailed account by products and countries the reader should refer to the annual publication "Analytical Tables of Foreign Trade". Beginning with the May 1973 bulletin, only monthly and quarterly results will be published and annual figures will be reserved for special year books or supplements to the monthly bulletin. As a general rule, information is given on special trade in values, cif imports and fob exports. The countries are classified according to the "Country Nomenclature" by continents, as far as possible according to their geographical position from West to East and from North to South. The complete text of this' nomenclature is published once a year as a supplement to this publication, in the six Community languages. Unless mentioned otherwise the abbreviation EC denotes the Community of Nine. The division into zones follows the 1975 edition of the "Country Nomenclature". The products are classified according to the Statistical and Tariff Classification which is published separately in four Community languages. The foreign trade statistics for the Federal Republic of Germany include the territory of West Berlin; trade with the German Democratic Republic and the Soviet sector of Berlin is not included. Since 1 January 1971, information on imports into the Netherlands from the BLEU are based on the relevant statistics on corresponding exports from the BLEU to the Netherlands and vice versa, at the rate of BF 1000 = Fl 72.40 and from 17 September 1973 at the rate of BF 1 000 = Fl 68.95.