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Thirty-Second Meeting of the IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics
October 29 – November 1, 2019

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Documents below labeled as "papers" were discussed at the meeting, while those labeled as "reports" were only made available for information.

Informal Economy

  • Final Report of the Task Force on Informal Economy. Paper by IMF (BOPCOM 19/03)

Global Value Chains

  • Final Report of the Working Group on Balance of Payments Statistics Relevant for Global Value Chains. Paper by OECD /IMF (BOPCOM 19/04)
  • UN Report on the Work on the Guidelines on Accounting for Global Value Chains. Report by UN (BOPCOM 19/23)

Special Purpose Entities

  • Implementation Plan for Launching Data Collection Template on Special Purpose Entities. Paper by IMF (BOPCOM 19/05)
  • Preliminary Feedback on the IMF Task Force on Special Purpose Entities Definition. Report by ECB (BOPCOM 19/21)

Digital Economy

  • Towards a Framework for Reporting Trade Finance: Pilot Survey Results and How to Move Forward. Paper by IMF/ Banco Central do Brasil/ State Administration of Foreign Exchange (China)/Deutsche Bundesbank (Germany) (BOPCOM 19/06)
  • How to Move Forward on Measuring Digital Trade. Paper by OECD/IMF (BOPCOM 19/07)

Enhancing Data Availability and Quality

  • Advancing Work on the CPIS Centralized Database of Issuers’ Sectors (Report on the Outcome of the Proof of Concept and Way Forward). Paper by IMF (BOPCOM 19/08)
  • Policy Needs for Reconciling Cross-border Flows and Stocks, and Currency Composition. Paper by IMF (BOPCOM 19/09)

Toward Reducing Global Imbalances

  • Analysis of Net Errors and Omissions. Paper by IMF (BOPCOM 19/14)
  • Asymmetries Arising from the CIF/FOB Adjustments in Recording of International Trade in BPM6 and 2008 SNA. Ongoing Investigations, Including the Use of Invoice Values. Paper by OECD/IMF (BOPCOM 19/15)

Priorities for the Next Generation of Statistical Manuals

  • A Backbone Strategy for Updating BPM6. Paper by IMF (BOPCOM 19/10)
  • Towards the System of National Accounts (SNA) Updates: Ongoing Work on the SNA Research Agenda and Options for a Possible SNA 2008 Update Process. Paper by Eurostat (BOPCOM 19/11)
  • Reply by the IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics to the Survey of the Friends of the Chair. Paper by IMF (BOPCOM 19/12)

Implementing the 2019 Research Agenda

  • Research Agenda for External Sector Statistics. Paper by IMF (BOPCOM 19/18)
  • Treatment of Centralized Currency Unions in Macroeconomic Statistics. Paper by IMF (BOPCOM 19/13)
  • Negative Equity in Direct Investment Statistics. Paper by OECD (BOPCOM 19/16a)
  • Treatment of Participations in the Capital of International Organizations and the Respective Income. Paper by ECB (BOPCOM 19/16b)
  • Recording of Letters of Credit in External Sector Statistics. Paper by Deutsche Bundesbank (Germany) (BOPCOM 19/16c)
  • Challenges in Recording Intellectual Property Products. Paper by Central Bank of Russia/IMF (BOPCOM 19/17)
  • Treatment of Transactions in Intellectual Property Products – Task-Force Progress Note. Report by OECD/Eurostat (BOPCOM 19/22)

Work Program of the IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics

  • 2020 Work Program of the IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics. Paper by IMF (BOPCOM 19/19)

Other Items:

  • Recent Developments in BIS Statistics. Report by BIS (BOPCOM 19/24)
  • World Investment Report 2019: Key Messages and Overview. Report by UNCTAD (BOPCOM 19/25)