Common Disclaimer

The data represented on this website are only as good as their sources. We have made every effort to faithfully transform and copy the data, but errors may still exist, especially those that originated in the source data.

Additional Footnotes

  1. Some of the information in this visualisation is based on aggregated data. This makes it more difficult to determine the reliability and accuracy of the data and limits our ability to make additional inferences across categories.

  2. Some subcategories in this visualisation are missing data, which is likely due to insufficient sampling. This may bias the general category in the direction of those subcategories that have data available.

  3. The data represented in this visualization is based on a subjective interpretation of the underlying sources. If others reviewed the sources, they may come to a different conclusion as to what the values should be.

  4. The number of students and the grade distributions in this visualization do not include those that did not show up for an exam that they signed up for. The Ministry of Education keeps track of absenteeism, the details of which can be found in the source data for this visualization.

  5. The Ministry of Finance and Department of Customs separates goods into a tedious variety of categories and types. The full breakdown of rates runs some 800 plus pages. Even though only 200 or so rates changed in 2016, it seemed distracting to have multiple similar items all competing for space on the visualisation. For example, instead of drawing lines for "Ties of silk or silk waste", "Ties of fibres", and "Ties of other textile material", just a single line is drawn instead. Most of these groupings are straightforward and self-explanatory. If you would like to dig into the details, take some time to peruse this Excel sheet for more details.