Agriculture in the European Union -
Statistical and economic information 2000
Up to December 1987
this report used the SITC Rev. 2, which was worked out using the
6-digit Nimexe, while from January 1988 it uses the SITC Rev. 3,
which has been drawn up using the 8-digit subheadings of the
In particular, it
should be noted that considerable divergences have arisen at
subheading level between the Combined Nomenclature and the formerly
used Nimexe, leading to a break in the goods-related time series
between 1987 and 1988. From
1991 data for the former German Democratic Republic are included in
the figures for the Federal Republic of Germany and accordingly in
the figures for the EU as a whole.
As a result of
gradual introduction of data for the ex-German Democratic Republic
the % TAV rates calculated from one year to another may sometimes be
The new Intrastat
system for collecting statistics on intra-EU trade was introduced in
1993. As a result, the data on intra-EU trade from 1993 onwards will
no longer be comparable with the data for previous years.
Present report was
based on data available on 30/11/1999.
From 1 January 1997
statistics for France and Spain have been amended to include the
French overseas departments (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique
and Réunion) and the Canary Islands respectively.