Markets, States, and Democracy: The Political Economy of Post-Communist Transformation

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Appendix: SIE-World Trade Data Base
The foreign trade statistics used in this paper stem from the SIE-World Trade data base, which provides detailed information on the exports and imports of 83 countries with respect to 400 product groups, 98 sectors, 25 broad commodity groups, and 5 main product categories. The data base includes trade statistics with respect to the 24 OECD countries, the newly industrializing countries (NICs), the other developing countries, and the former CMEA countries and makes it possible to examine and analyze the entire world trade matrix. The source for the basic trade statistics of the SIE-World Trade data base is the publications of the OECD and the United Nations, which are provided on magnetic tapes.The SIE data base is organized in different product group classifications at various levels of disaggregation (400 product groups, 98 sectors, 25 categories, 5 main branches), according to the three Standard International Trade Classifications (SITC)--Revised, Revision 2, and Revision 3,--defined by the Statistical Office of the United Nations ( 1961, 1975, and 1985, which correspond to the periods 1961-75, 1978-87, and 1988-present).The broad product group classifications used in this chapter are based on the 400 product groups of the SIE-World Trade data base. A summary of the product groups included in each broad product group is as follows:
1. Food items and Agricultural raw materials (41 product groups): Food; live animals; animal oil and fats; natural rubber; vegetable and animal textile fibers; cork and wood; skins; and so forth.
2. Fuels (4 product groups): Coal; petroleum; oil; and gas.
3. Other raw materials (17 product groups): Iron ore; ores of base metals; and other crude minerals.
4. Food industry (36 product groups): Meat and meat preparations; dairy products; vegetables and fruit preparations; cereal preparations; sugar preparations; and other such edible products.
5. Science-based group (59 product groups): Synthetic organic dyestuffs; radioactive and associated materials; polymerization and copolymerization products; antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals; nuclear reactors; automatic data-processing machines and units; telecommunications equipment; semiconductor devices; electronic microcircuits; electronic measuring instruments; electric power machinery and associated apparatuses; internal-combustion piston engines; aircraft and associated equipment; medical instruments; optical instruments; photographic equipment and associated apparatuses; and so forth.
6. Scale-intensive group (88 product groups): Organic chemicals; inorganic chemicals; other chemical materials and products; medicinal and pharmaceutical products; rubber manufactures; iron and steel; television, radio, and other image-sound recorders and reproducers; household-type electrical equipment; ships and boats; railway vehicles and equipment; road vehicles; and so on.
7. 7. Specialized-supplier group (43 product groups): Agricultural machinery; machine tools for working metals; metal-working machinery; other machine tools for specialized industries; construction and mining machinery; textile and leather machinery; paper and paperboard machinery; other machinery for specialized indus

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