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Food Industries, Business Statistics
Martin Lundø
+45 39 17 38 73

mlu@dst.dk

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External Trade of Organic Products

An overall error detection is performed based on fluctuations in foreign trade at product or country level. Specific companies are reconnected and answers are compared with previous answers.

Source data

The survey is questionnaire based among companies that

  1. have foreign trade with potential organic goods and
  2. are organic certified by the Ministry of Environment and Food.

The statistics do not cover foreign trade in organic goods at the smallest companies, cf. the threshold values for Foreign trade in goods.

Frequency of data collection

Annual

Data collection

Web form.

Data validation

An overall error detection is performed based on fluctuations in foreign trade at product or country level. Specific companies are reconnected and answers are compared with previous answers.

Data compilation

The survey is a total census without weighting or correction for unit non response. There is only a small amount of imputation, for example, if quantities are missing. The validated data is grouped and tabulated in relation to product and country groups.

Adjustment

No correction of data is made except what has already been described under data validation and data processing.