I specifically talked to Jeffrey about this and he has allowed me to post his relevant stuff right here...just so you know
Oh great, double posting the writings of a guy who's got a problem with tautology in the first place...
Keep 'em coming, that's fine. Built up a Net Exports database yesterday from Stat Review numbers. Cripes, talk about a chore. Had to line up the same countries for Prod and Cons, make sure they're the same, erase those who weren't in both. There's a way to do this without editing that spreadsheet pros know about, I'm sure. Filters should work. Try that next time.
Top 10 Exporters 1965-2008, average YOY diff:
United Kingdom 31
United Arab Emirates 52
Russian Federation 53
Saudi Arabia 158
In other words, the average change year to year of Norway Net Exports over the years was 55 mb/d.
Other Europe & Eurasia -48
Other Middle East -32
Other Africa -22
Other S. & Cent. America -16
Yeah, USA #1!!!!!!!!!!!
Also discovered that "Other Europe & Eurasia" is BP code for the USSR, by and large. Hmm, that's not very reassuring, looking at the Top 5 slackers there...