Kresge Library News: New Databases from International Monetary Fund

May 12, 2008

New Databases from International Monetary Fund

Two new databases, Balance of Payments and Direction of Trade Statistics, have been added to the A-Z Database page. Both databases are available to all UM users.

The Balance of Payments database summarizes, for a specific period, the economic transactions of an economy with the rest of the world. It reports total goods, services, factor income, and current transfers an economy receives from or provides to the rest of the world as well as capital transfers and changes in each economy's external financial claims and liabilities. This database contains time series data from 1948.

The Direction of Trade Statistics 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. This database contains time series data from 1980.


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