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Media: 1,113 microfiche Individual reports available separately
Coverage Dates: 1921 - 1961
Sources Covered: 806 reports on economic conditions in 125 countries

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These economic surveys of foreign countries published under the aegis of the Board of Trade have a virtue rare in government publications - they are concise and to the point. Written by the Commercial Secretary in the British Embassy or Consulate in the country in question, each report provides a narrative account of the country's economic, financial and trading situation backed by tables of detailed statistics.

The statistical information is of particular interest since much of it came from local government sources and was not necessarily published elsewhere.

1,113 microfiche

Individual reports available separately

90 surveys on 107 microfiche

85 surveys on 144 microfiche

29 surveys on 51 microfiche

Europe and the Near East
300 surveys on 422 microfiche

Latin America and the Caribbean
206 surveys on 256 microfiche

Middle East
51 surveys on 61 microfiche

North America
35 surveys on 70 microfiche

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