|Unit||Mil. USD, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Source||National Institute of Statistics and Censuses of the Argentine Republic (INDEC)|
|Release||Balance of Payments|
|Balance of Goods||2018 Q4||3,263||-791.7||Mil. USD, NSA||Quarterly|
|Current Account Balance||2018 Q4||-2,316||-7,477||Mil. USD, NSA||Quarterly|
|Exports of Goods||2018 Q4||15,982||15,610||Mil. USD, NSA||Quarterly|
|Exports of Goods and Services||2018 Q4||2,868,182,503||2,352,989,672||Ths. ARS, NSAAR||Quarterly|
|Imports of Goods||2018 Q4||12,718||16,402||Mil. USD, NSA||Quarterly|
|Imports of Goods and Services||2018 Q4||2,693,814,738||2,737,375,705||Ths. ARS, NSAAR||Quarterly|
|Net Exports||2018 Q4||174,367,765||-384,386,033||Ths. ARS, NSAAR||Quarterly|
|Real Exports of Goods and Services||2018 Q4||157,429,235||136,890,425||Ths. 2004 ARS, CDASAAR||Quarterly|
|Real Imports of Goods and Services||2018 Q4||172,653,893||196,582,195||Ths. 2004 ARS, SAAR||Quarterly|
|Real Net Exports||2018 Q4||-15,224,658||-59,691,770||Ths. 2004 ARS, CDASAAR||Quarterly|
The DNCI (Dirección Nacional de Cuentas Internacionales) is responsible for compiling Argentina’s balance of payments statistics. These data are published quarterly in the Economic Report (Informe Económico) and in the Quarterly Balance of Payments and Foreign Assets and Liabilities Estimates (Estimaciones trimestrales del balance de pagos y de activos y pasivos externos). Quarterly under BPM5 for 1994-2016, under BPM6 from 2006.
The Quarterly Balance of Payments and Foreign Assets and Liabilities Estimates pamphlet also includes estimates of external assets and liabilities of the resident sectors. Balance of payments data are compiled in U.S. dollars. The data revision process has required finding new sources of information and developing new estimation methodologies. Revised data were released in April 1999, together with the updated methodology (“Metodología de Estimación del Balance de Pagos,” DNCI, April 1999) as well as the main changes included in the new data set (“Presentación de la Actualización Metodológica del Balance de Pagos,” DNCI, April 1999). Data based on the revised methodology are available from 1992 onwards.
Major data sources used for the balance of payments compilation depend on the sector that accounts for the transaction. General government and central bank transaction estimates are based mainly on information provided by the Treasury, the central bank, and the state governments (through surveys). Financial sector data are estimated mainly from the balance sheet information reported to the central bank. Other private sector transaction estimates are based mainly on customs data (for goods transactions) and on enterprises’ information collected through their balance sheets or through surveys (for example, the debt survey, foreign direct investment survey, survey of services). Completing the main sources used for the estimates are additional sources like the survey of international tourism, migration authority’s data, Security Central Depository Inc. and stock exchange data, and information available in other countries.
The Quarterly Balance of Payments and Foreign Assets and Liabilities Estimates pamphlet also includes estimates of external assets and liabilities of the resident sectors. Balance of payments data are compiled in U.S. dollars.
Specific Items: Balance of Payments