Center for Statistics 

BSEC COORDINATION CENTER FOR THE EXCHANGE OF STATISTICAL DATA AND ECONOMIC INFORMATION

MORE REGULAR INFORMATION WILL LEAD TO MORE PUBLICATIONS

The Working Group on Exchange of Statistical Data and Economic Information in its third Meeting on 5 October 1993 in Ankara established the BSEC Coordination Center for the Exchange of Statistical Data and Economic Information as a unit within theTurkish Statistical Institute-TurkStatĀ located in Ankara.

The purpose of this Center is to collect statistics and economic information; fulfilling secretarial functions, coordinate these data and circulate them under various titles to the Member States.

The Center so far has issued several publications on trade which needs to be expanded to cover all the Member States and their entire flow of trade within the BSEC and the third countries. Collection of data in order to publish main social and economic indicators of the Member States is under progress. Presently the different statistical systems in the region have been the main obstacle in the preparation of such studies. A more regular horizontal flow of information between the Member States and the Center will facilitate the coming of such publications which are needed for a better understanding of the state of economies within the region and the trends therein.

For further information: http://www.turkstat.gov.tr/arastirmaveprojeler/uluslararasi/ui/ui_bolgesel2.html