- International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.
- Published Date:
- June 2015
IMF COMMITTEE ON BALANCE OF PAYMENTS STATISTICS 2014 ANNUAL REPORT
May 20, 2015
The 2014 Annual Report of the IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics (Committee) provides an overview of recent trends and discrepancies in global balance of payments statistics, summarizes the Committee’s work program during 2014, and presents issues the Committee plans to address in the coming year.
During 2014, the IMF Statistics Department (STA), in consultation with the Committee, continued work in implementing the sixth edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6); made significant progress in expanding the availability of external sector statistics on interconnectedness for surveillance and analytical purposes; completed work on the BPM6 Compilation Guide; and improved the availability of reserves-related data within the IMF.
In 2015, the top priorities of the Committee and STA will remain the implementation of BPM6, further enhancements of International Investment Position (IIP) as well as continued work on closing data gaps on cross-border financial interconnectedness. The Committee agreed to continue the work on a statistical definition of foreign exchange intervention.
The full set of papers presented at the meeting is available at http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/bop/2014/27.htm.
Louis Marc Ducharme
Prepared by Ralph Kozlow, Cornelia Hammer, and Alicia Hierro of Statistics Department
Advisory Expert GroupBIS
Bank for International SettlementsBMD4
OECD Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct InvestmentBOPSY
Balance of Payments Statistics YearbookBPM5
Balance of Payments Manual, fifth editionBPM6
Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth editionCDIS
Coordinated Direct Investment SurveyBPM6 CG
BPM6 Compilation GuideCommittee
IMF Committee on Balance of Payments StatisticsCPIS
Coordinated Portfolio Investment SurveyDGI
Data Gaps InitiativeECB
European Central BankFGP
Factoryless Goods ProductionFSB
Financial Stability BoardG-20
Group of twenty economiesIAG
Inter-Agency Group on Economic and Financial StatisticsIIP
International Investment PositionINFER
Instrument Composition of Transactions in Foreign Exchange ReservesOECD
Organization for Economic Cooperation and DevelopmentRES
IMF Research DepartmentRESTEG
Reserve Assets Technical Expert GroupSDDS
IMF’s Special Data Dissemination StandardSEFER
Survey of Securities Held as Foreign Exchange ReservesSTA
IMF Statistics DepartmentTFGP
Task Force on Global ProductionWEO
World Economic Outlook