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Glossary - Definition of Term

Term
Imports of goods and services
Definition Imports of goods and services consist of purchases, barter, or receipts of gifts or grants, of goods and services by residents from non- residents. The treatment of exports and imports in the System of National Accounts is generally identical with that in the balance of payments accounts as described in the Balance of Payments Manual.
 
It is acknowledged that this glossary uses descriptions of the OECD glossary of statistical terms, the Glossary of the System of National Accounts 1993 and the UN classifications registry.
 

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