International trade and balance of payments statistics

OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services: Volume I - Detailed Tables by Service Category, 2000-2008, 2010 Edition


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February 2011
ISBN 978-92-6409584-7
450 pages

The database on International Trade in Services shows the value of each member country's exports and imports of services by type of service. The database is the result of joint work by the OECD and Eurostat.

The source for EU member countries is Eurostat. In some cases, data for EU countries have been adjusted or estimated by Eurostat in order to enable the calculation of EU totals, and these data are supplied to OECD. The work-sharing procedure ensures that data published by both organisations are the same. This feature should better satisfy users' requirements. To the same effect, comparable zone totals for the EU, G7, NAFTA, OECD-Asia and Pacific, OECD-Europe and total OECD are calculated.

Another important feature is the implementation of the 1993 Fifth Edition of the Balance of Payments Manual of the International Monetary Fund (BPM5) and the Extended Balance of Payments Services Classification (EBOPS) which is recommended in the new Manual on Statistics of International trade in Services . The EBOPS classification is almost entirely totally consistent with the balance of payments classification, except construction services, but is more detailed.


This statistical publication is divided into an introduction and three main parts.


In the Introduction, general explanatory notes, and the definitions and coverage of service categories are presented. The definitions provided are the standard components of the BPM5 which are supplemented, where appropriate, with details on the coverage of sub-items specific to the EBOPS classification.


Part I, Main categories of services, contains tables showing international transactions of services by country and type of service as well as analytical tables with a commentary on trends for the main categories of services. The tables show current values (net, credits, debits) of international transactions of total services by country and data for the individual standard components of the BPM5 by country and by zones (EU, NAFTA, OECD - Asia and Pacific, OECD - Europe, G7 and total OECD) at the one digit level of the classification.


The second and main part (Part II, Country Tables), provides data for 30 OECD member countries. Countries are requested to submit data at the most detailed level possible according to the EBOPS. For analytical purposes, the tables also include non-service items: total trade in goods, total trade in goods and services, income, current transfers, total current account, capital account and financial account, and net errors and omissions. Percentage shares of services in trade in goods and services and in the current account are calculated. Data are provided for as many years as possible.

The third part contains additional data:

  • Additional EBOPS items not presented in the standard country tables for the OECD countries able to provide data;
  • Additional national data (i.e. according to the national classification) for Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States.


Countries covered
All OECD member countries  are covered. In addition to the figures presented in the paper publication, the electronic version also contains series for Brazil, Russian Federation, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa (BRIICS countries).


Extract from the database

The statistics presented are an extract from the database: "OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services by Service Category".  The extraction contains data for OECD countries, European Union 15 and 25 in 12 different services. Details are given for exports (credits), imports (debits) and net, in million of US dollars, by detailed type of service according to the Joint OECD-Eurostat Trade in Services Classification.


>> Trade in Services by Category of Service


How to obtain this publication

Readers can access the full version of the latest editon of OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services: Volume I - Detailed Tables by Service Category choosing from the following options:

  • Readers can purchase the book in PDF and/or paper copy via the OECD Online Bookshop.
  • Readers can purchase the online database via the OECD iLibrary
  • Government officials can access the online database and the PDF e-book via OLISnet.


For further information, journalists are invited to contact the OECD's Media Relations Division on (33) 1 45 24 97 00 or;  others should contact the Statistics Directorate on .


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Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe