|Unit||Mil. USD, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Source||Central Bank of Philippines (BSP)|
|Release||Balance of Payments|
|Balance of Goods||Dec 2022||-5,556||-4,679||Mil. USD, NSA||Monthly|
|Current Account Balance||Dec 2022||-60.37||-3.38||Mil. USD, NSA||Monthly|
|Exports of Goods||Dec 2022||4,044||5,300||Mil. USD, NSA||Monthly|
|Imports of Goods||Dec 2022||9,600||9,980||Mil. USD, NSA||Monthly|
|Real Exports of Goods and Services||2022 Q4||1,433,335||1,528,226||Mil. 2018 PHP, NSA||Quarterly|
|Real Imports of Goods and Services||2022 Q4||1,920,922||2,040,132||Mil. 2018 PHP, NSA||Quarterly|
|Exports of Goods and Services||2019 Q4||1,363,027||1,448,216||Mil. PHP, NSA||Quarterly|
|Imports of Goods and Services||2019 Q4||1,876,352||2,021,780||Mil. PHP, NSA||Quarterly|
|Net Exports||2019 Q4||-513,324||-573,563||Mil. PHP, NSA||Quarterly|
|Real Net Exports||2019 Q4||-276,710||-185,663||Mil. 2000 PHP, NSA||Quarterly|
Balance of Payment Systematically summarizes, for a specific time period, the economic transactions of an economy with the rest of the world.
Current Account consists of transactions in goods, services, income and current transfers. This account measures the net transfer of real resources between domestic economy and the rest of the world.
Capital and Financial Account is divided into two main categories: the capital account and the financial account. The capital account covers capital transfers and acquisition/disposal of non-produced, non-financial assets while financial account covers transactions associated with financial assets and liabilities.
Overall BOP position can be in surplus, deficit or in balance. A surplus arises when inflows are greater than outflows while a deficit is incurred when outflows exceed inflows. When inflows and outflows are equally matched, the BOP position is in balance. Operationally, the BOP position is computed using two approaches; as the sum of the balances in the current, capital and financial accounts (referred to as above-the-line items) or as the change in the net international reserves that is attributed to transactions (referred to as below_the_line items). Ideally, both approaches should yield the same result. However because of data limitations particularly in the first approach, the overall BOP position is determined using the second approach and any discrepancy between the two approaches is termed as Net Unclassified Items.
Net Unclassified items (or errors and omissions) is an offsetting account to bring above_the_line and below_the_line into balance. Discrepancy arises because data sources are inadequate or inconsistent with one another in terms of coverage and time of recording. A positive discrepancy or Net Unclassified Items denotes an understatement of receipts and/or an overstatement of payments. Conversely, a negative entry denotes an overstatement of receipts and/or understatement of payments.
Revisions are produced periodically.
Source of information: http://www.bsp.gov.ph/statistics/statistics_technotes.asp