Results of several IAEA intercomparison runs organized over the last 8 years are analyzed from the point of view of contribution
and performance of NAA as compared to other techniques. It is shown that NAA is the method of good accuracy and precision
providing on average greater share of results than any other single analytical technique. The prominent position of NAA among
other methods used in trace analyses seems to be firmly established and there are no signs that there might be any change
of the trend in the nearest future.