Balance of Payments Compilation Guide
International Monetary Fund, 1995 M03 15 - 380 pages
A companion document to the fifth edition of the Balance of Payments Manual, the Balance of Payments Compilation Guide shows how the conceptual framework described in the Manual may be implemented in practice. The primary purpose of the Guide is to provide practical guidance for using sources and methods to compile statistics on the balance of payments and the international investment position. the Guide is designed to assist balance of payments compilers and statisticians in understanding the relative strengths and weaknesses of various approaches. The material reflects the emergence of new data sources and adaptations in the application of statistical methodologies to changing circumstances. Discussed in the Guide are all of the tasks that a BOP compiler normally performs. Appendices contain a set of model BOP questionnaires and a set of model BOP publication tables. Relationships between the balance of payments statistics and relevant aspects of national accounts are covered as well.
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abroad activity adjustments amounts applicable approach appropriate authorities Balance of Payments bank basis BOP compiler capital changes chapter checks claims classification collection column companies completed components costs Credit Debit currency data sources debt deposits derivatives described designed direct direct investment discussed dollars domestic earnings economy enterprise entries equipment equity errors estimates example expenditure exports external financial account flows foreign freight Gondwanaland identify imports included institutions instructions interest International Investment Position investors involved issued ITRS less loans measure methods necessary nonresident obtain official sources operators option paid paragraphs partner country percent period persons possible processing projections questions received recorded reference reported reserves resident sector securities separate shown shows sources statistics stock positions subsidiaries surveys Table trade transactions transfers transport treatment units