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Data Change: Cross-country - BOP under BPM6
Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 09:38 ET
By Jay Lynch
October 2016 -- The source has migrated its balance of payments presentation from BPM5 to BPM6 (191,610 annual and 133,019 quarterly series 1971-2008, replaced with 153,296 annual and 114,427 quarterly series from 1971).

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.

Related ReleaseInternational Monetary Fund - Balance of Payments (BOP)
SourceInternational Monetary Fund (IMF)
Release DateReference date
28 Mar 20173Q 2016
25 Apr 20174Q 2016