United Nations Statistics Division
Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services 2010 (MSITS 2010)
Series: M, No.86 Rev.1
The Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services 2010 (MSITS 2010) addresses the needs of a variety of producers and users of such statistics. While it is primarily a guide for statistical compilers, it is also a useful tool for governments and international organizations that use statistical information in connection with international negotiations on trade in services. Furthermore, it can aid enterprises and others that need to monitor developments in international services markets.
The revised Manual provides a more detailed classification of services delivered through conventional trade between residents and non-residents than is contained in BPM6. This Extended Balance of Payments Services (EBOPS 2010) classification has been revised in line with existing statistical frameworks. The most significant change was the introduction of 'Manufacturing services on physical inputs owned by others' and 'Maintenance and repair services, n.i.e.' as two new components and the removal of 'Merchanting' from 'Other business services'. The Manual includes a treatment of local delivery of services through foreign commercial presence and takes a further step towards linking these two systems. The Manual provides clarifications on inward and outward FATS, and also describes the links between FATS and the international supply of services The Manual includes a new chapter discussing "modes of supply" described in GATS through which services can be delivered, and elaborates recommendations for a statistical treatment of these modes. Correspondence tables will be provided as online documents between EBOPS 2010 and the Central Product Classification version 2.0, (CPC Ver. 2.0); and the GATS Services Sectoral Classification List (W120). The annex presenting the nature and purpose of the Tourism Satellite Account has also been updated. A new analytical annex will be provided online.