In response, we have archived all predecessor series (BPM5) by archiving with a "_B5" specifier and marked as "discontinued". The annual replacement series (BPM6) start as early as 1971 and the quarterly replacements start as early 1971Q2. The replacements are in country specific local currencies, U.S. Dollars (USD), Euros (EUR), percent (%) and rates (Rate). Figures are also not seasonally adjusted (NSA). The dataset covers 196 countries.
The active series reside in the historical catalog (Cross-Country Datasets » International Monetary Fund (IMF) » Balance of Payments (BOP) » BPM6) and the archived BPM5 are located in the adjacent "discontinued" page. The dataset includes, for example, the following:
- IMFBPC993E_B5UQ.INLD = [DISCONTINUED] Credit: Current account (Mil NCU, NSA) - Netherlands
- IMFBPNBCAUQ.IAUT = Current Account - Total - Net, (USD, NSA) - Austria
- IMFBPEIAOUQ.ISVK = Assets - Other investment, (EUR, NSA) - Slovakia
- IMFBPLIUA.IIND = Total, (INR, NSA) - India (INR)
Because catalog locations are subject to change, the upper-right search box on DataBuffet.com provides a "find in catalog" mode that accepts a mnemonic.