IMF Data MapperŪ

Country practices for the compilation of cross-border informal economy data

Balance of Payments Coding System: guide, sequential list, topical list, sample codes

Balance of Payments Committee: annual reports, statistical papers

FAQs on Conversion from BPM5 to BPM6

Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6)

BPM6 Compilation Guide

Balance of Payments Newsletters: 1995 onwards

Balance of Payments Selected Publications And Documents: listing by topic

Direct Investment:
Coordinated Direct Investment Survey,
How Countries Measure FDI

SIMSDI Survey (latest metadata, report, etc.), Recommended Treatment of Selected FDI Transactions, Papers for Executive Board Seminar

Financial Derivatives: recent methodological developments

International Investment Position (IIP) Statistics Development of annual and quarterly IIP statistics

International Reserves: Country data on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity, Guidelines for a Data Template, sample reporting form, Guidelines for Foreign Exchange Reserve Management, etc.

International Trade in Services: recent methodological developments, Manual on Statistics on International Trade in Services

Portfolio Investment: CPIS Survey Guide, second edition, CPIS Data and Metadata

Remittances: meeting on measuring remittances, recent methodological and operational developments

Travel services methodology: country experiences in estimating travel services

See Also:

Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB): metadata on SDDS and GDDS data categories

External Debt Statistics: country debt data, Joint External Debt Hub, Guide for Compilers and Users, and other selected publications

World MapBalance of Payments and International Investment Position Statistics

Last Updated: July 12, 2019

The Statistics Department of the IMF disseminates a wide range of information in the area of balance of payments and international investment position (IIP) statistics.

This material includes:

  • Data, including:

    • Data on the international reserves and foreign currency liquidity of selected countries

    • Data on external debt (in conjunction with the Bank for International Settlements, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the World Bank).

    • Data on portfolio investment from the Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CPIS)

  • Statistical Publications—where to obtain IMF data on balance of payments and IIP statistics.

  • Metadata including

    • Metadata describing the practices of 56 countries for compiling their data on foreign direct investment (FDI)

    • Metadata describing the practices of 63 economies for compiling their data on the coordinated portfolio investment survey (CPIS)

  • Research/Methodology, including:

    • Revision of the fifth edition of the Balance of Payments Manual A pre-publication draft version of the BPM6 is currently available (Draft Manual)

    • Manuals on balance of payments, external debt, financial derivatives, and statistics on international trade in services

    • Guidelines for the dissemination of data on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity, and for foreign exchange reserve management

    • Information on the Coordinated Portfolio Investment Surveys (CPIS) and the Surveys on the Implementation of Methodological Standards for Direct Investment (SIMSDI)

    • Information on the development of IIP statistics

    • Information on remittances statistics

    • The annual reports of the IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics, and the statistical papers presented to that Committee

    • Country experiences in estimating data on travel services

    • Newsletters on topical issues

  • The coding system used for the balance of payments statistics.
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