INTRA-SINO-SOVIET BLOC TRADE IN PETROLEUM 1952-56

Created: 4/14/1958

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ECONOMIC INTELLIGENCE REPORT

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Data, on foreign trade ln petroleum recently obtained froa theand Czechoslovak statistical*light revision ln the statistics presented ln. 2/ The Bulgarian yearbook reports Imports of petroleum from the USSR and Rumania aB veil an total Imports. Unknown quantities of petroleum have been reported shipped to Czechoslovakia by thc USSR, and It was therefore assumed that the additional amounts imported by Czechoslovakia Indicated In the Czechoslovak yearbook originated In the USSR. The nev data result ln an Increase In the estimate of exports from the USSRmall decrease In the estimate of exports from Rumania. Known Imports from the Free World were subtracted frees the quantities reported in the yearbooks.

The revisions are significant for Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia In certain postwar years, but in no one year do the revisions in thetrade balance in the Blocigure within tbe estimated margin of error (plus or minusercent) of the datatn- The category "unspecified'* under "type or product" represents thc difference between the new totals and those given in CIA/RR

* Tho estimates and conclusions contained ln this report represent the best Judgment of ORR as

** Por oerlally numbered source references, see the Appendix.

Thc tables that follow should be substituted for the corresponding tables in.

Weight of IraportB of Petroleum into Czechoslovakia from Other Sino-Soviet Bloc Countries, by Type of Product

Thousand Metric Tons Type of Product 23 4 5 6

Crude oil

oil

fuel oil

c/

except as noted.

no additional information isthe distribution by type of product,inave been reduced

Weight of Imports of Petroleum into Czechoslovakia from Other Sino-Soviet Bloc Countries, by Origin

amount of petroleum importedo be0 tons less than wasin. Because Rumania wascountry estimated to have shipped moretons to Czechoslovakia, imports fromreduced by that amount.

Metric Tons

OrIki"

467

508

378

b/

European Satellites

East Germany Hungary Rumania

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0 0

229

b/

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weight of exports of petroleum from rumania to other sino-soviet bloc countries, by destination

thousand metric tone

destination

satellites

b/

d

germany

china

vietnam

2w, except as noted.

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c. the amount of petroleum imported3 was reported byo be0 tons less than wasin. because rumania was the only country estimated to have shipped more0 tons toexports to that country were reduced0 tons.

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SOURCE REFERENCES

Evaluations, following the classification entry and designatedave the following significance:

Source of

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- Documentary

Confirmed by other sources

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reliable

Probably true

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reliable

Possibly true

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reliable

Doubtful

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usually reliable

Probably false

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reliable

Cannot be Judged

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be Judged

"Documentary" refers to original documents of foreign governments and organizations; copies or translations of such documentstaff officer; or information extracted from such documentstaffall of which may carry the field evaluation "Documentary."

Evaluations not otherwise designated are those appearing on the cited document; those designated "RR" are by the author of this report. Ho "RR" evaluation is given when the author agrees with the evaluation on the cited document.

Central Statistical Office. 6 statischeski

godlshnik na narodna repub'j-riatatistical Yearbook of the Bulgarian People'sbridged ed, U. Eval. Doc. (hereafter referred to as Bulgaria. 6 Statisticalzechoslovakia, State Statistical Office. 7 statlstlcka rocenka republikytatistical Yearbook of the Czechoslovak People'sval. Doc. (hereafter referred to as Czechoslovakia. 7 Statistical Yearbook).

. Intra-Slno-Soviet Bloc Trade in Petroleum.

7 S.

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6 Statistical Yearbook (l, above).

Czechoslovakia. 7 Statisticalbove).

Bulgaria. 6 Statisticalbove).

Czechoslovakia. tatisticalbove).

CIA. bove).

BuLgarla. 6 Statlatlcal Yearbook (l.zechoslovakia. 7 Statistical Yearbook (l, above).

bove).

6 Statistical Yearbook (l, above).

? Statistical Yearbook (l, above).

CIA. bove).

Bulgaria. 6 Statistical Yearbook (l, above). bove).

Bulgaria. 6 Statistical Handbook (l, above).

CIA. bove).

D>ld.

Czechoslovakia. 7 Statistical Yearbook (l. above).

CIA. bove).

Czechoslovakia. 7 Statistical Yearbook (l, above).

CIA. above).

Bulgaria. 6 Statistical Yearbook (l, above).

CIA. bove).

Ibid.

Bulgaria. 6 Statistical Yearbook (l, above).

Czechoslovakia. 7 Statistical Yearbook (l, above).

CIA. bove).

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