Changes in the list of countries in the International Trade Statistics

Changes 1.1.2021

Added:

  • XI Northern ireland

Name of country changed:

  • New name CZ Czechia, old name CZ Czech Republic
  • New name SR Suriname, old name SR Surinam
  • New name SZ Eswatini, old name SZ Swaziland

Changes in regions:

  • XI Northern Ireland, added to regions Rest of Europe, OECD and external trade

Changes 1.2.2020

Changes in regions:

  • GB United Kingdom, currently Rest of Europe, formerly European Union

Changes 1.1.2020

Name of country changed:

  • New name MK North Macedonia, old name MK Macedonia

Changes 1.4.2019

Added:

  • QY Countries not specified for commercial or military reasons, intra trade (not in use in data collection)
  • QZ Countries not specified for commercial or military reasons, intra trade (not in use in data collection)

Changes 2016/ 2017

Added:

  • QW Special country code

Removed:

  • QU Special country code

Changes 2014/ 2015

Added to the euro zone:

  • LT Lithuania

Changes 2013/ 2014

Added to the euro zone:

  • LV Latvia

Changes 1.7.2013

Changes in regions:

  • HR Kroatia, currently European Union, formerly Rest of Europe

Changes 2012/ 2013

Removed:

  • AN Netherlands Antilles

Added:

  • QP High seas
  • EH Western Sahara
  • SS South Sudan
  • BL Saint-Barthélemy
  • BQ Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
  • CW Curaçao
  • SX Sint Maarten (Dutch part)

Changes 2010/ 2011

Added to the euro zone:

  • EE Estonia

New code:

  • QS Special country code
  • QU Special country code
  • QV Special country code

Changes 2008/ 2009

Added to the euro zone:

  • SK Slovakia

Changes 2007/ 2008

Added to the euro zone:

  • CT Cyprus
  • MT Malta

Changes 2006/ 2007

Code of country changed:

  • New code ME Montenegro, old code XM Montenegro

Changes in regions:

  • BG Bulgaria, currently European Union, formerly Rest of Europe
  • RO Romania, currently European Union, formerly Rest of Europe

Added to the euro zone:

  • SI Slovenia

Changes 1.6.2005

Previous country code/ new country codes:

  • Previous CS Serbia and Montenegro, new XK Kosovo, XM Montenegro and XS Serbia

Name of country changed:

  • New name KG Kyrgyz Republic, old name KG Kyrgystan

Changes 2004/ 2005

New code:

  • QR Special country code (victualling)

Changes 2003/ 2004

Code and name of country changed:

  • New code/ name CS Serbia and Montenegro, old code/ name YU Yugoslavia

​Name of country changed:

  • New name TL Timor-Leste, old name TL East Timor

Changes 2002/ 2003

Code of country changed:

  • New code TL East Timor, old code TP East Timor

Changes in regions:

  • IO British Indian Ocean Territory, currently Africa, formerly Asia

Added to OECD countries:

  • SK Slovakia
  • VI Virgin Islands (USA)

Deleted from OECD countries:

  • SM San Marino
  • XC Ceuta
  • XL Melilla
  • CK Cook Islands
  • NU Niue Island
  • TK Tokelau Islands

Changes 2001/ 2002

Code and name of country deleted:

  • QV Unspecified

Changes 2000/ 2001

Code and name of country deleted:

  • XA American Oceania, currently under codes AS American Samoa, GU Guam and UM United States Minor outlying islands
  • XO Australian Oceania, currently under codes CC Cocos Islands, CX Christmas Islands, HM Heard Island and McDonald Island and NF Norfolk Islands
  • XR Antarctic regions, currently under codes AQ Antarctica, BV Bouvet Island, GS South Georgia and Southern Sandwich Islands and TF French Southern Territories
  • XZ New Zealand Oceania, currently under codes CK Cook Islands, NU Niue island and TK Tokelau Islands

Code and name of country added:

  • AQ Antarctica, formerly under code XR Antarctic regions
  • AS American Samoa, formerly under code​ XA American Oceania
  • BV Bouvet Island, formerly under code​​ XR Antarctic regions
  • CC Cocos Islands, formerly under code​ XO Australian Oceania
  • CK Cook Islands, formerly under code​ XZ New Zealand Oceania
  • CX Christmas Islands, formerly under code​ XO Australian Oceania
  • GS South Georgia and Southern Sandwich Islands, formerly under code​ XR Antarctic regions
  • GU Guam, formerly under code​ XA American Oceania
  • HM Heard Island and McDonald Island, formerly under code​ XO Australian Oceania
  • NF Norfolk Islands, formerly under code​ XO Australian Oceania
  • NU Niue Island, formerly under code​ XZ New Zealand Oceania
  • TF French Southern Territories, formerly under code​ XR Antarctic regions
  • TK Tokelau Islands, formerly under code​ XZ New Zealand Oceania
  • TP East Timor, formerly under code​ ID Indonesia
  • UM United States Minor outlying islands, formerly under codeXA American Oceania

​Code or name of country changed:

  • QV Unspecified, old code/ name XX Unspecified
  • PS Occupied Palestinian Territory, old code/ name XP West Bank, Gaza

Changes 1999/ 2000

Code of country changed:

  • New code MK Macedonia, old code XM Macedonia

Changes in regions:

  • CY Cypros, currently Europe, formerly Asia
  • XC Ceuta, currently North Africa, formerly Europe
  • XL Melilla, currently North Africa, formerly Europe