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  1. Answering new questions Bert Kroese, Statistics Netherlands akse@cbs.nl

  2. Overview presentation • The world has new, additional questions • Creating new information • Some results of Statistics Netherlands • Institutional arrangements • Conclusion Answering new questions

  3. A changing world leads to new questions Previously: what is exported and imported where? Now, in addition, policy makers, the public at large and scientists have questions about: • Effects of trade (prosperity, employment, migration) • Determinants of trade – who trades, who is successful and why? Demand for other ways to present data Answering new questions

  4. Integrating economical, functional and social statistics 1 : M 1 : N P : 1 Enterprise Firm Job Person Business Register Job register Population register Fiscal Data International Trade Statistics of Finances of Enterprises Surveys Persons and Households Fiscal Data Structural Business Surveys and short term indicators Ownership (UCI) Investments R&D Answering new questions

  5. Results of Statistics Netherlands • Geographical concentration of exports (2007) • Traders are more productive (2008) • Share of SMEs in export > 50% (2009) • Traders pay higher wages (2010) Published in Internationalisation Monitor 2007-2010 Answering new questions

  6. New presentations of existing data (I) The exports radar: a visualisation of export conditions Also uses exports information from business cycle survey Answering new questions

  7. New presentations of existing data (I) The exports radar: a visualisation of export conditions Also uses exports information from business cycle survey Answering new questions

  8. New presentations of existing data (II) Relate size of a country to size of trade with the Netherlands Answering new questions

  9. New presentations of existing data (II) Relate size of a country to size of trade with the Netherlands Answering new questions

  10. Developing new statistics • Decide on negative priorities, creating resources for new statistics • Separate production and development • Groups of 5-10 persons work on a new theme • Group develops new statistics, with external and internal feedback • Transfer statistics and knowledge to production • Publish on internet in tables and visualisations • Registered users have access to underlying micro-data in data warehouse Answering new questions

  11. ConGO, a department for 300 large, complex enterprises that trade • Started in summer 2010 • 25-30 fte • Coordinates and processes all data collection for these enterprises • Results in consistency of survey and register information on the enterprise level • Quality and Efficiency: Business Statistics and National Accounts use the same data Answering new questions

  12. Dutch Central Bank (DNB) Compiles FDI, BoP and several statistics on the financial sector Statistics Netherlands and DNB • Use each others data, which results in efficiency and consistency • Coordinate statistical populations Answering new questions

  13. Further cooperation answers new questions about • Re-exports (Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis) • Integrating trade and transport (Free University) • Sourcing (Eurostat) • Global Value Chains (Eurostat) Answering new questions

  14. Conclusion • Globalisation and increasing international trade lead to new, additional questions about effects and determinants of trade • Linking data can answer many questions • Visualisations help to understand data • Cooperation is important Answering new questions