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Merchandise export volumes of the Group of Seven countries fell 0.2% in the third quarter of 2008 compared with the previous quarter, while import volumes rose 0.4%.
The IMF's Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) website provides extensive information on current balance of payments compilation practices by most OECD Member countries and many non-member countries.
The current international standard for the compilation of balance of payments statistics is the IMF's Balance of Payments Manual, 5th edition (BPM5) published in 1993.
Reliable and up-to-date source of monthly international statistics on international trade of OECD countries. It provides a detailed insight into the most recent trends in trading patterns among OECD countries and with the rest of the world.
Statistics Working Paper N. 25 - 2008/3/REV1 - This paper provides new estimates of international trade in services for mode 3 (foreign affiliates' sales in a host country) for four major OECD countries, thanks to the harmonisation of FATS statistics with conventional international trade ones (trade recorded in the balances of payments - modes 1 and 2), using the CEPII's exhaustive CHELEM-BAL database. The results show that sales by
Standard definitions used in the OECD Database: "International Trade by Commodity Statistics".
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This document shows the EBOPS Classification which is consistant with the IMF's BPM5 classification of trade in services but is more detailed. EBOPS is a disaggregation of the joint OECD-Eurostat Trade in Services Classification.
From the monthly publication "Main Economic Indicators".
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This first issue of Statistics Brief covers a very important subject, international trade statistics, which plays a vital part in OECD's monitoring, analysis and projections of macroeconomic developments in individual economies and the world economy.