I have a question about imports. We are showing imports located in the Final Demand section rather than in the Value Added section (see link showing basic input-output table with imports in Value Added: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fe168). My understanding is that imports are an input (i.e. industry, govt, and consumers purchase them), so why do they appear only in the Final Demand section? Second, why are the numbers so far off from actual CA import/exports in 2009?
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