Balance of payments and international investment position statistics

1. Reports

24 May 2016
Commitment by CMFB Member on the use of the FDI Network (link)

2015
Eurostat Quality report on balance of payments, international trade in services and foreign direct investment (link

April 2014
ECB Euro area balance of payments and international investment position statistics – 2013 quality report (link)

24 February 2014
CMFB Task Force on the quality of the statistics underlying the MIP indicators - final report and annexes (link)

15 July 2004
Task Force on Quality - Report on the quality assessment of balance of payments and international investment position statistics (reportannexes 1,2,4,5; annex 3

6 April 2003
Working document: "harmonisation of revision practices for b.o.p./i.i.p. statistics" (documentannex 1; annex 2

15 December 2003
CMFB report on "Should the statistical threshold on cross-border settlements be modified in 2006?" (link)

25 November 2003
Final report of the (BOP) Technical Group Direct Reporting (reportannex B, annex C

5 July 2001
Common code list for balance of payments collection systems and explanatory notes (code listexplanatory notes)

25 June 1999
Vision paper on BOP (link)

2. CMFB Opinions

12 September 2016
CMFB opinion on re-shaping the connection between business statistics and BOP-IIP (link)

15 June 2016
CMFB opinion on travel and tourism statistics (link)

13 May 2016
CMFB opinion on the principles for re-shaping the connection between business statistics and BoP/IIP (link)

23 March 2010
CMFB opinion on a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning European statistics on tourism (link)

15 December 2008
CMFB opinion  on a Commission implementing Regulation on FATS quality reports (ink)

30 January 2008
CMFB opinion on the proposal for two Commission implementing regulations relating to FATS (ink)

30 January 2001
CMFB opinion on balance of payments statistical threshold for cross-border payments (link)

3. Legislation

  • Regulation (EC) 716/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2007 on Community statistics on the structure and activity of foreign affiliates (link to consolidated text)
  • Guideline of the European Central Bank of 9 December 2011 on the statistical reporting requirements of the European Central Bank in the field of external statistics (recast) (ECB/2011/23) (2012/120/EU) (link to consolidated text)
  • ECB recommendations ECB/2011/24 (link) and ECB/2014/2 (link)
  • Council Regulation (EC) N. 184/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 January 2005 on Community statistics concerning balance of payments, international trade in services and foreign direct investment (link to consolidated text)

4. Procedures and mandates


5. Background


2 April 2015
Letter from the Chairman of the CMFB to the Chairman of the EPC and Chairman of the EFC SCS concerning the revised treatment of EUR banknotes in national bop-iip statistics (link)

Regulation (EC) 924/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on cross-border payments (repealing Regulation (EC) 2560/2001). This Regulation also addresses statistical reporting obligations, including a review clause, for cross-border payments.

2009
Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (Sixth Edition, BMP6) (link)

2008
OECD Benchmark definition of foreign direct investment - Fourth Edition (BD4) (link)

1995
OECD Benchmark definition of foreign direct investment - Third Edition (BD3) (link)

1993
Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (Fifth Edition, BMP5) (link)