external trade in goods

What is external trade in goods?

external trade in goods definition and meaning on Finance terms:
Exports and imports of goods with countries outside the euro area, measured in terms of value and as indices of volume and unit value. External trade statistics are not comparable with the exports and imports recorded in the national accounts, as the latter include both intra-euro area and extra-euro area transactions, and also combine goods and services. Nor are they fully comparable with the goods item in b. o. p. statistics. <


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