Countries are requested every year by OECD (in December of year t) to update two questionnaires (either in EBOPS 2002 or EBOPS 2010 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 (click here to see example) which is shared with Eurostat to what regards EU countries.
Download the questionnaires:
- 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)
- 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)
The metadata template for data in BPM6 format is available here (docx).
The OECD is actively promoting the use of SDMX as an efficient data transmission mechanism. 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.