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Data discrepancy gapminder/FAO

Gapminder Agriculture - which is supposed to be based on FAO data - says that there were 372'600 goats in The Netherlands in 2007. FAOStat says, there were 355'000. Why are the data discrepant?
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  • Dear usperling,
    The data we use in Gapminder Agriculture was actually downloaded from FAO more than 1 year ago, and FAO has probably corrected/modified a number of data points during the last 12 months, which would explain the discrepancy.

    We routinely upgrade our databases, but there might be a delay in converting the latest data from various organisations into our animated graphs on-line.

    We are sorry for the inconvenience.
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