- 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 Group
Bank for International Settlements
OECD Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment
Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook
Balance of Payments Manual, fifth edition
Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition
Coordinated Direct Investment Survey
BPM6 Compilation Guide
IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics
Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey
Data Gaps Initiative
European Central Bank
Factoryless Goods Production
Financial Stability Board
Group of twenty economies
Inter-Agency Group on Economic and Financial Statistics
International Investment Position
Instrument Composition of Transactions in Foreign Exchange Reserves
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
IMF Research Department
Reserve Assets Technical Expert Group
IMF’s Special Data Dissemination Standard
Survey of Securities Held as Foreign Exchange Reserves
IMF Statistics Department
Task Force on Global Production
World Economic Outlook