Countries are requested every year by OECD (in December of year t) to update two questionnaires (either in EBOPS 2010 or EBOPS 2002 format) up to year t-1. The two questionnaires are asking for following information:
- Detailed trade in services by partner country which include EBOPS items and compensation of employees and worker's remittances for the analyses of remittances
- Detailed trade in services statistics with partner world which includes some main BOP aggregates and all EBOPS memorandum items.
Countries are also requested to update a metadata file as prepared by the Task Force on International Trade Statistics according to the latest methodological standards (EBOPS 2010) (click here to see the metadata questionnaire in Word format). This metadata questionnaire is also used by Eurostat to collect trade in services metadata from EU countries.
Download the questionnaires
- Questionnaires in BPM6/ Extended Balance of Payments Services Classification (EBOPS) 2010 format
Countries are requested to provide detailed trade in services statistics by EBOPS 2010 and partner as far back as possible but at least starting from 2010 as recommended by the Task Force on Statistics of International Trade in Services (TFSITS)
Trade in services by partner country -EBOPS 2010 (zip-xls)
Trade in services by category of services - EBOPS 2010 (xls)
- Questionnaires in BPM5/ Extended Balance of Payments Services Classification (EBOPS) 2002 format
Trade in services by partner country - EBOPS 2002 (xls)
Trade in services by category of services - EBOPS 2002 (xls)
Reporting Annual International Trade in Services (AITS) data to the OECD in SDMX format
The OECD is actively promoting the use of SDMX as an efficient data transmission mechanism. A document describing how to report AITS data to the OECD in SDMX format can be found here (docx).
The BPM6_ITS_A data flow which corresponds to the data requested in the EBOPS 2010 questionnaire, using the codes of the BOP-DSD, is available here in Excel format. Note these tables are subject to change and are not in their final format at this point.