Connect with IMF Institute
Macroeconomic Statistics

International Trade in Goods and Services (ITGS)

Deadline passed

Session No.: SA 23.24

Location: New Delhi, India

Date: July 24-28, 2023 (1 week)

Delivery Method: In-person Training

Primary Language: English

    Target Audience

    Officials whose main responsibility is compiling balance of payments, international merchandise trade statistics, and/or international trade in services statistics.

    Back to top

    Qualifications

    Participants should have a degree in economics or statistics or equivalent experience and should be familiar with the methodology of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6).

    Back to top

    Pre-requisites

    Participants should be familiar with the methodology of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6).

    Back to top

    Course Description

    This course, presented by the IMF's Statistics Department, aims at providing a thorough understanding of the concepts, as well as practical advice on the data sources and compilation techniques of the international trade in goods and services statistics. The course will be largely based on the BPM6 Compilation Guide - the companion document of the BPM6 - and the Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services 2010 Compilers Guide (MSITS 2010 CG). The course will consist of a series of lectures, workshops and plenary discussions on country practices covering concepts, sources, and compilation methods associated with international trade in goods and services statistics. Recognizing the challenges in the compilation of certain services categories, such as manufacturing and merchanting, insurance, financial services, construction, and digitalization, the course will emphasize specific aspects related to their treatment and recording in the balance of payments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss problems encountered in their compilation work and gain insights into the analytical uses of international trade in goods and services statistics.

    Back to top

    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

    • Apply knowledge gained in dealing with complex methodological and compilation issues related to balance of payments and International Investment Position statistics, mainly goods and services account.
    • Identify potential data sources and compilation techniques to be used to improve the coverage in goods and services account of activities emerging from globalization and digitalization.
    • Describe the analytical uses of goods and services statistics.
    Back to top

    Apply Now - Application deadline approaching:

    IMF offers online training to government officials and the public. Click Learn more to find our current offerings.

    E-Money and Mobile Payments (EMM)

    English | September 16-20, 2024 | In-person Training | Vienna, Austria

    Apply online by June 16, 2024

    Fiscal Sustainability (FS)

    Spanish | September 16-27, 2024 | In-person Training | Washington DC, United States

    Apply online by June 17, 2024

    Sovereign Risk and Debt Sustainability Framework for Market Access Countries (SRDSF-MAC)

    English | October 14-18, 2024 | In-person Training | Singapore, Singapore

    Apply online by June 17, 2024

    Securities Statistics (SS)

    English | September 23-27, 2024 | In-person Training | Washington, D.C., United States

    Apply online by June 20, 2024

    Monetary and Financial Statistics - Advanced (MFS-A)

    English | September 2-13, 2024 | In-person Training | Singapore, Singapore

    Apply online by June 21, 2024