- International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.
- Published Date:
- February 2016
IMF COMMITTEE ON BALANCE OF PAYMENTS STATISTICS 2015 ANNUAL REPORT
February 4, 2016
The 2015 Annual Report of the IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics (Committee) provides an overview of recent trends in global balance of payments and international investment position (IIP) statistics, summarizes the Committee’s work program during 2015, and presents the work program of the Committee in the coming year.
During 2015, 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 for surveillance and analytical purposes, and continued providing guidance on emerging conceptual and methodological issues.
In 2016, the top priorities of the Committee and STA will remain the implementation of BPM6 by developing a tailored approach for countries with low resource and statistical capacity, closing data gaps on cross-border financial interconnectedness and balance sheet analysis, and providing methodological guidance on emerging issues.
The full set of papers presented at the Committee’s 2015 meeting is available at http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/bop/2015/28.htm.
Louis Marc Ducharme
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