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Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, Sixth Edition (BPM6)

VersionSixth Edition
Valid from2008
Previous versionsBPM5, BPM4, BPM3, BPM2, BPM1
DescriptionThe sixth edition builds on the growing interest in examining vulnerabilities using balance sheet data, as reflected in the addition of international investment position to the title, and extensive elaboration of balance sheet components. The Manual also takes into account developments in globalization, for example, currency unions, cross-border production processes, complex international company structures, and issues associated with international labor mobility, such as remittances. In addition, it deals with developments in financial markets by including updated treatments and elaborations on a range of issues, such as securitization and special purpose entities.

Because of the important relationship between external and domestic economic developments, the Manual was revised in parallel with the update of the System of National Accounts 2008. To support consistency and interlinkages among different macroeconomic statistics, this edition of the Manual deepens the harmonization with the System of National Accounts and the IMF’s manuals on government finance and on monetary and financial statistics.
Maintenance organization International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Statistical domains 2.6 International trade and balance of payments
Type of standardMethodologies and Procedures
Languages English
Information last updated27/10/11