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1 STD/SES/TAGS – Trade and Globalisation Statistics Increasing the relevance of trade statistics Trade by High-Tech products Agenda Item 7b Agenda Florian Eberth, STD/SES/TAGS; 1 st WPTGS Meeting 22.-24.09.2008, Paris

2 STD/SES/TAGS – Trade and Globalisation Statistics 2 Introduction an extension by high-tech-products The ITCS database of the OECD is a comprehensive and detailed statistical source for merchandise trade statistics. In addition to the already available analytical extensions of the ITCS (by ICT goods and by ISIC), an extension by high-tech-products has been added to the Web Browser Client (WBC) of the ITCS database. classification high tech by product The classification high tech by product consists solely of high-technology products (products which are the most technology-intensive). The classification was drawn up by the OECD Secretariat in collaboration with Eurostat in addition to an approach by sectors.

3 STD/SES/TAGS – Trade and Globalisation Statistics 3 Differences to the sectoral approach: –Industries may be very technology-intensive in one country and only slightly technology-intensive in another. For products, it is inconceivable that the same product should be classified as high-tech in some countries and as medium- or low-tech in others. –The product approach includes some products which are not as a rule in the sectoral list since they are manufactured by medium-technology sectors. –It also makes it possible to calculate the true proportion of high technology in a given sector, in the sense that the product approach excludes all products that are not high-tech, even if they are manufactured by high-tech industries. –Only valid for the high-technology category. For the time being medium- high-, medium-low- and low-tech products are not identified. Introduction

4 STD/SES/TAGS – Trade and Globalisation Statistics 4 The list was at first proposed by the OECD Secretariat in 1994 and represented an important first step in this new field and served as the basis for subsequent work. It was originally based on the SITC classification. six-digit Harmonized System classificationSince 1994 the five-digit foreign trade classification SITC Rev. 3 has been replaced by the six-digit Harmonized System classification (252 HS 6-digit codes are currently allocated as high tech products) Introduction

5 STD/SES/TAGS – Trade and Globalisation Statistics 5 A commodity group, named High Tech Products (HS1996), has been added to the Predefined Favorites of the Web Browser Client version (WBC) of the ITCS database (see figure 1). The WBC itself is available via OLIS.net. Data access

6 STD/SES/TAGS – Trade and Globalisation Statistics 6 To enable data queries using this predefined commodity group, it has to be copied into the personal favorites of the user first (first time only, log-in with personal login/password is necessary) Data access

7 STD/SES/TAGS – Trade and Globalisation Statistics 7 After the group has been successfully added to the personal favourites, it can be used for each data query within the WBC by selecting this group within the commodity selection frame. Data access

8 STD/SES/TAGS – Trade and Globalisation Statistics 8 The chart shows the exports of high- tech products of the OECD top 15 exporters of this type of goods, for 2000 and 2006. All of these countries exported more high-tech products in 2006 as they did in 2000. The most distinct increases (within these top 15) were observed for the United Kingdom (+125% against 2000), the Netherlands (+125%) and for Switzerland (+108%). Some results Exports of High-Tech Products of OECD countries in bn. $US, 2006 vs. 2000 +125% +108%

9 STD/SES/TAGS – Trade and Globalisation Statistics 9 The ranking of the top 5 importers of the OECD is exactly the same as for the top 5 exporters. All of the 15 OECD countries shown imported more high-tech products in 2006 as they did in 2000 – with one exception: Korea. Koreas imports of high-tech products decreased by 13% against 2000. The highest increases of high-tech imports were observed for the Netherlands (+90% against 2000), Germany (+83%) and Spain (+77%). For seventeen OECD countries, the exports of high-tech products increased more than the respective imports in the same period, while it was the opposite case for the other thirteen countries. Some results (2) +90% +83% Imports of High-Tech Products of OECD countries in bn. $US, 2006 vs. 2000 +77%

10 STD/SES/TAGS – Trade and Globalisation Statistics 10 Trade by high-tech products Questions to delegates: How useful do delegates see this special extension by high tech goods? Are specific high-tech classifications (OECDs one or any other one) used on national level, too? If yes, which one? Do delegates see a growing demand for high tech statistics, also in conjunction with other classifications? Questions to delegates: How useful do delegates see this special extension by high tech goods? Are specific high-tech classifications (OECDs one or any other one) used on national level, too? If yes, which one? Do delegates see a growing demand for high tech statistics, also in conjunction with other classifications?

11 STD/SES/TAGS – Trade and Globalisation Statistics 11 Thank you for your attention. florian.eberth@oecd.org STD.Tradestats@oecd.org


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