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New databases from the International Monetary Fund

imf The Watson business library is pleased to announce that we now have access to three new databases from the International Monetary Fund.

Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPS) “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.”

Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS) “Provides data on the country and area distribution of countries’ exports and imports by their partners. The DOTS yearbook gives seven years of data for about 186 countries. The DOTS quarterly covers data for the most recent six quarters and the latest year for about 156 countries, and ten quarters and five years for the world and area tables.”

Government Finance Statistics (GFS) “Contains detailed annual statistical data on revenue, expense, transactions in assets and liabilities, and stocks of assets and liabilities of general government and its subsectors as reported by member countries.”