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Identification of EU Countries Due to the Quality of Data on Intra-Community Supplies of Goods Shipped from Poland in the Years 2005–2017

  • Iwona MarkowiczEmail author
  • Paweł Baran
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)

Abstract

Public statistics data regarding trade in goods between European Union Member States are collected and disseminated by Eurostat. They are aggregated data collected from national statistical offices from all Member States. In Poland, as in all other countries within EU, Intrastat system was introduced. Its main goal is collecting data from declarations submitted by businesses shipping and acquiring goods from partners in other EU Member States. Data from Intrastat (intra-Community trade) as well as Extrastat (foreign trade with third parties, i.e. partners residing outside of EU) serve as a base in research of foreign trade or economic development as well as establishing many macroeconomic measures. In the survey presented, data from Eurostat’s COMEXT database was used. We utilised individual as well as aggregated indices of mirror data divergence. The aim of the paper was to analyse intra-Community supplies from Poland to the whole of EU as well as to individual countries over the period 2005–2017. Then, a ranking of Poland’s trade-partner countries was created for every year under consideration. Those rankings had been compiled together and further conclusions about dynamics were drawn, particularly we show changes in data quality of Poland’s intra-Community supplies.

Keywords

Trade in goods shipped from Poland Eurostat’s Comext database Mirror data 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Statistics, Faculty of Economics and ManagementEconometrics and Statistics Institute, University of SzczecinSzczecinPoland
  2. 2.Department of Operations Research and Applied Mathematics in Economics, Faculty of Economics and ManagementEconometrics and Statistics Institute, University of SzczecinSzczecinPoland

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