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Metadata Glossary

Indicator NameFuel exports (% of merchandise exports)
Long definitionFuels comprise the commodities in SITC section 3 (mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials).
SourceWorld Bank staff estimates through the WITS platform from the Comtrade database maintained by the United Nations Statistics Division.
TopicPrivate Sector & Trade: Exports
Aggregation methodWeighted average
Limitations and exceptionsPrevious editions contained data based on the SITC revision 1. Data for earlier years in previous editions may differ because of the change in methodology. Concordance tables are available to convert data reported in one system to another.
General commentsMerchandise export shares may not sum to 100 percent because of unclassified trade.
License TypeCC BY-4.0