Concepts




Merchanting services


In merchanting, a Finnish economic unit purchases a good from abroad and resells it without changes abroad without the goods ever entering Finland. Merchanting is recorded exclusively in exports.



Topic

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)
  • Exports of merchanting services and other trade-related services are normally conducted by enterprises that import goods and receive fees from foreign enterprises for the importing of the goods to Finland. Imports of trade-related services take place when a Finnish enterprise pays to a foreign enterprise compensation for marketing and distributing the Finnish company's products abroad.

    Other foreign trade-related services cover commissions on goods and service transactions between resident merchants, commodity brokers, dealers, and commission agents and non-residents. This item also includes transactions in ships, aircraft, and sale of goods by auction. The income received from the service is entered under exports of services. The compensation paid for the service is entered under imports of services irrespective of the direction of the stream of goods.

    Merchanting can also cover the purchase by a resident of the compiling economy of goods from a non-resident, and subsequent resale of the goods to another non-resident. During the process, the goods neither enter nor leave the compiling economy.



    Statistics using the definition

    Topic

    Validity of the definition

    • 1 January 1999 - 31 December 2015

    Source organisation

    • Tilastokeskus

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Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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