Answered By: Kate Britt
Last Updated: Jan 05, 2018     Views: 0

IMF Data (of the International Monetary Fund) published a wide range of data, manuals and guides, standards and codes, and other statistical materials. Two particularly useful databases are described below.

Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS)

Direction of Trade Statistics contains time series data from 1980. DOTS provides critical data on the value of merchandise exports and imports between each country and all its trading partners. It reports total bilateral and multilateral exports and imports aggregated at national or regional group level. 

Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPS)

The BOPS yearbook includes annual aggregate and detailed time series for balance of payments and international investment position for countries; provides world and regional tables of balance of payments components and aggregates; and descriptions of methodologies, compilation practices and data sources used by individual countries. Data is available starting in 1945.

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