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Case study 3: Transportation services Workshop on Statistics of International Trade in Services Panama City, 13-16 September 2005 By Matthias Reister (UNSD)

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1 Case study 3: Transportation services Workshop on Statistics of International Trade in Services Panama City, September 2005 By Matthias Reister (UNSD) 1. Results of the questionnaire (a first analysis) out of 20 countries 16 sent questionnaires a total of 18 questionnaires were received 2. Coverage according to EBOPS

2 UNSD/ International Trade Statistics Section 2 Replies to question 20: Major service transactions included in Transportation Transportation of goods (freight) by sea and by air Carriage of passengers, in particular by air Supporting and auxiliary services in sea- and airports All related land or inland waterway transportation Results of the questionnaire – case study 3: Transportation

3 UNSD/ International Trade Statistics Section 3 Replies to question 21: Major data sources There appears to be a very wide variety of data sources by mode of transportation, type of services and different for exports and imports: Surveys of domestic and international airline agents/ carriers, in particular for passenger services For freight transportation in particular surveys of shipping companies, customs and other administrative sources, estimates and surveys Foreign exchange records Administrative records and surveys of port administrations, and respective service companies Etc. Results of the questionnaire – case study 3: Transportation

4 UNSD/ International Trade Statistics Section 4 Replies to question 22: Do you include in Passenger services those performed within your country by non-resident carriers (imports) and those performed outside your country by resident carriers (exports)? All countries follow this guideline. Results of the questionnaire – case study 3: Transportation Replies to question 23: Do you compile exports and imports for freight transportation services in line with FOB valuation of goods According to the replies received all countries follow this guideline.

5 UNSD/ International Trade Statistics Section 5 Replies to question 24: Do you compile freight transportation services on a transaction basis? 7 countries replied with YES and 5 countries replied with NO. Comments: A number of countries appear to make estimations Results of the questionnaire – case study 3: Transportation

6 UNSD/ International Trade Statistics Section 6 Transportation – Coverage and definition Comprises 4 types of services provided by residents to non-residents: 1.Carriage of passengers 2.Movement of goods (freight) 3.Rentals (charters) of carriers with crew 4.Related supporting and auxiliary services (cargo handling, storage and warehousing, packing and repacking, maintenance and cleaning of transport equipment in ports / airports etc.) Transportation services – Coverage according to EBOPS

7 UNSD/ International Trade Statistics Section 7 Transportation – Classification By Mode of transport Cross-classification 1. Sea 2. AirBy type of service 3. Space- Passenger services 4. Rail- Freight services 5. Road- Other 6. Inland waterway 7. Pipeline transport and electricity transmission 8. Other supporting and auxiliary transport services Transportation services – Coverage according to EBOPS

8 UNSD/ International Trade Statistics Section 8 Transportation – includes/excludes Transportation excludes: Goods procured in ports by non-resident carriers Goods Repair of transportation equipment Goods Repair of railway facilities, harbors, airfield facilities Construction services Rentals or charters of carriers without crew Operational leasing Transportation services – Coverage according to EBOPS

9 UNSD/ International Trade Statistics Section 9 Transportation – includes/excludes Passenger Services include / exclude Services performed by non-residents within economy Fares that are part of package tours Charges for excess baggage Expenditures for food etc. of passengers on board Provided to non-residents by residents within economy Travel Cruise faresTravel Financial leasesGoods transaction Time charters without crewOperational leasing Transportation services – Coverage according to EBOPS

10 UNSD/ International Trade Statistics Section 10 Transportation – includes/excludes Freight services includes/ excludes Transportation services according to the f.o.b. valuation of goods - For example: provided by resident operator beyond the customs frontier, on exports - For example: provided by resident operator inside the exporting economy, on imports Transportation services supplied for goods that are not exports or imports of the compiling economy - For example: transit trade (through economy) or cross trade (between third economies) Freight InsuranceInsurance Transportation services – Coverage according to EBOPS

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