TitleInternational recommendations for distributive trade statistics 2008
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The International Recommendations for Distributive Trade Statistics 2008 (IRDTS 2008) provides the comprehensive methodological framework for collection and compilation of distributive trade statistics in all countries, irrespective of level of development of their statistical systems. The recommendations refer to the concepts, definitions, classifications, data sources, data compilation methods, approaches to data quality assessment, metadata and dissemination policies applicable in distributive trade statistics. Some specific topics identified as requiring additional guidance such as the treatment of informal sector units, compilation of indices of distributive trade, seasonal adjustment, etc. are also covered.
Annexes (p. 139-152): 1. List of data items for use in distributive trade statistics -- 2. List of activities in terms of ISIC, Rev. 4, excluded from the scope of relevant distributive trade divisions and classes -- 3. Identifying the principal activity of a statistical unit using the top-down method within wholesale and retail trade. At head of title: Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs, Statistics Division. Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-155). Available also at UN Statistics Division website (viewed 18 June 2009).