This functions as a link to 2 external JRC-tools (The EU Trade Tool, and The Trade Competitiveness Map).
The EU Trade Tool works just like described in the Guideline for the ONLINE S3 toolbox Tool/application Extroversion Analysis. However, there are no results for Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia.
The Trade Competitiveness Map: there are several things that need to be corrected in the Guideline for the ONLINE S3 toolbox Tool/application Extroversion Analysis.
– On p. 8 it reads “It includes a country’s Trade Performance Index, National Export Performance and National Import Profile, Foreign Investment Statistics, Trade Statistics and the Reliability of Trade Statistics“. However, the tool does not include foreign investment statistics. Furthermore, it seems redundant to mention “Trade Statistics“ separately, as trade statistics are already included in “National Import Profile“ and “National Export Performance“. Re “Reliability of Trade Statistics“, this does not exist in the tool. What was meant was probably “Consistency of Trade Statistics“
– On p. 9 it reads: “The year of reference (covering the period between 2011-2015)“. However, the period in question should be specified as 2012-2016, as it currently exists at the website.
Otherwise, the tools are very useful.