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Appendix II. International Guidelines for Selected Data Categories

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International Monetary Fund
Published Date:
July 2007
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National Accounts

1. System of National Accounts 1993 (New York: a publication of the Commission of the European Communities, International Monetary Fund, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, United Nations, and the World Bank, 1993). The text can be found on the following UN website: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/sna1993/introduction.asp.

2. Quarterly National Accounts Manual: Concepts, Data Sources, and Compilation (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 2001). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/qna/2000/textbook/index.htm.

3. European System of Accounts 1995 (Luxembourg: Eurostat, 1996).

4. Update to the System of National Accounts 1993: New Standards for Financial Derivatives (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 2001). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/np/sta/sna/2001/eng/update/updsna.pdf.

5. Summary of discussions on the National Accounts Discussion Forum can be accessed through the following IMF website: http://www.imf.org/external/np/sta/na/interest/index.htm. The outcome of the discussions may eventually lead to various modifications of the System of National Accounts 1993 (1993 SNA).

Labor Market

6. Current International Recommendations on Labor Statistics, as updated (Geneva: International Labor Organization [ILO], 1985).

7. Hussmanns, R., F. Mehran, and V. Verma, Surveys of Economically Active Population, Employment, Unemployment, and Underemployment: An ILO Manual on Concepts and Methods (Geneva: ILO, 1990).

8. ILO recommendations can be accessed at the ILO website: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/english/recdisp1.htm.

Price Indices

9. Consumer Price Index Manual: Theory and Practice (ILO, IMF, OECD, Eurostat, United Nations, and the World Bank, 2004), available on the following webpage: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/stat/guides/cpi/index.htm.

10. Producer Price Index Manual: Theory and Practice (ILO, IMF, OECD, UNECE, and World Bank, 2004), available on the following webpage: http://www.imf.org/external/np/sta/tegppi/index.htm.

11. Classification of Expenditure According to Purpose (New York: United Nations, 1999). United Nations classifications can be accessed through the UN website: http://esa.un.org/unsd/cr/registry/regrt.asp.

General and Central Government Operations

12. Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001 (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 2001). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/gfs/manual/index.htm.

Central Government Debt

13. External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 2003). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/eds/Eng/Guide/index.htm.

14. Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001 (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 2001). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/gfs/manual/index.htm.

Monetary and Financial Statistics

15. Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual, 2000 (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 2000). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/mfs/manual/index.htm.

16. Financial Soundness Indicators: Compilation Guide (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 2006). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fsi/guide/2006/index.htm.

17. Monetary and Financial Soundness: Compilation Guide (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 2007, forthcoming). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/cgmfs/eng/index.htm.

Balance of Payments and International Investment Position

18. Balance of Payments Manual, fifth edition (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 1993). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/bopman/bopman.pdf.

19. Balance of Payments Compilation Guide (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 1995). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/bopcg/1995/bopcg.pdf.

20. Balance of Payments Textbook (Washington D.C.: IMF, 1996). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/boptex/boptex.pdf.

21. Financial Derivatives: A Supplement to the Balance of Payments Manual, fifth edition, 1993 (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 2000). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fd/2000/index.htm.

22. International Investment Position (2002). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/np/sta/iip/iip.htm.

23. Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services, 2002 is available on the OECD website: http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/32/45/2404428.pdf. It is also available on the following website of the United Nations: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/tradeserv/manual.asp.

International Reserves

24. International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity: Guidelines for a Data Template (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 2001). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://dsbb.imf.org/Applications/web/sddsguide/.

External Debt

25. External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users (also called Debt Guide) (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 2003). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/eds/Eng/Guide/index.htm.

Merchandise Trade

26. International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions, Series M, No. 52, Rev. 2 (New York: United Nations, 1998).

Population

27. Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Census (New York: United Nations, 1996).

28. Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems (New York: United Nations, 1998).

29. Indicators of Sustainable Development: Framework and Methodologies (New York: United Nations, 1996).

Other

30. “Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics,” UN Economic and Social Council, Report of the Special Session of the Statistical Commission (New York, April 11–15, 1994).

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