please see my answer below.
On 08/11/2019 13:16, Bo Weidema wrote:
Den 2019-11-08 kl. 10.59 skrev Chris Mutel:SM: Yes, transports, insurance, etc. linked to imports are just accounted separately as normal inputs, but non necessarily in the national data. They can also be imported if the logistic company is foreign.
SM: You are right. In Exiobase, given a country, if you sum up the rest-of-countries rows in the use table, you get the imports. Instead, if you sum up the rest-of-countries columns you get the exports. As for supply-use tables provided by statistical offices, usually you see a row-vector of imports in the use table (below the domestic uses) and a column-vector in the supply table (on the right, after the domestic productions). However, some countries also provide a product-by-industry matrix of imports.One minor technical question - do we take trade data from the supply or use table? From my uninformed perspective, I would expect this data to be the same in both tables, but I don't underestimate the ability of data providers to surprise me anymore!