Financial statistics exhibit some very great contrasts as regards availability. Some were collected and published from a very early date. Others may have been collected, but were regarded as state secrets. And yet others were not collected for a long time because they were regarded as private secrets, publication of which it was beyond the competence of the state to compel. Finally, in the period since the Second World War, the centrally-planned economies of eastern Europe have returned to the policy of treating many financial statistics as state secrets.
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