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Twenty-First Meeting of the
IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics

Washington D.C, USA, November 4-7, 2008

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Summary of the Outcomes of the Committee's Discussions (BOPCOM-08/30)

Direct investment

  • Progress Report on the Coordinated Direct Investment Survey: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-08/06)
  • Update on Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment and Work of the OECD Working Group on International Investment Statistics: Report by the OECD (BOPCOM-08/07)
  • Implementation of the (Extended) Directional Principle: Presentation by the ECB (BOPCOM-08/08)
  • World Investment Report 2008: Transnational Corporations and the Infrastructure Challenge: Report by UNCTAD (BOPCOM-08/22)


  • Release of Remittances Compilation Guide and Future Plans: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-08/09A)
  • September 2008 Draft International Transactions in Remittances: Guide for Compilers and Users: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-08/09B)

Portfolio and banking statistics

  • The Statistical Work on Sovereign Wealth Funds: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-08/19)
  • New Developments in the Bank for International Settlements International Financial Statistics: Report by the BIS (BOPCOM-08/21)
  • Results of the 2006 Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-08/24)
  • Activities of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Finance Statistics: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-08/27)

Securities databases

  • Progress Report of the Working Group of Securities Databases: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-08/15)
  • Centralized Securities Database: State of Play: Report by the ECB (BOPCOM-08/16)

International reserves

SNA update

  • Progress Report on the 2008 SNA: Report by SNA Update Project Manager (BOPCOM-08/04)
  • Update on the Revision of the European System of Accounts: Report by Eurostat (BOPCOM-08/05)

Implementation of BPM6

  • Adoption of BPM6: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-08/03)
  • BPM6 Implementation Plan, and Plans for Preparing a Compilation Guide: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-08/10A)
  • BPM5-to-BPM6 Draft Conversion Matrix: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-08/10B)

Trade in goods and services

  • Impact on BOP Data of Changes in International Standards for Processing and Merchanting: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-08/11)
  • Implementing the New Statistical Standards for Goods for Processing and Merchanting in Hong Kong, China: Report by Hong Kong SAR (BOPCOM-08/12)
  • The Treatment of Goods Sent Abroad for Processing in the Context of the Input-Output Framework: Report by Canada (BOPCOM-08/13)
  • International Trade in Services Statistics: Report by the OECD (BOPCOM-08/23)

Regional/bilateral issues

  • Allocation of Merchandise Trade Data to Partner Country: Challenges Facing Canada: Report by Canada (BOPCOM-08/14)

2007 Surveillance Decision

  • Data Provision to the IMF for Surveillance Purposes: Paper by the IMF (BOPCOM-08/28)

International Investment Position Statistics

  • Update on Developments in the Reporting of International Investment Position Statistics: Paper by the IMF (BOPCOM-08/17)
  • International Investment Position: World and Regional Tables: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-08/18)

Uses of balance of payments and IIP statistics

  • Monetary Presentation of the Euro Area Balance of Payments: Report by the ECB (BOPCOM-08/20)