SESRIC


Training Course on ‘Balance of Payments and External Statistics’ in Bahrain
 
Date : 15-17 March 2016 Venue : Manama Bahrain

In accordance with its 2016 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of the Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC has organised the Training Course on “Balance of Payments and External Statistics” at the Central Informatics Organization, Information and eGovernment Authority (IGA) of Kingdom of Bahrain on 15-17 March 2016.

The course was conducted by Mr. Barış Babaoğlu and Mr. Murat Topkaya, Experts at General Directorate of Statistics of Central Bank of Republic of Turkey (CBRT), with the participation of relevant officials of the IGA of Bahrain.

As defined in the Classification of Statistical Activities (CSA Rev. 1 - October 2009); Balance of Payments and International Trade Statistics includes statistics on all cross-border transactions recorded in the balance of payments, trade in goods and services, external positions and debt, foreign direct investment, foreign affiliated trade, tariffs, market access, foreign aid, development assistance and resource flows to developing countries. The subject category “Balance of Payments and International Trade Statistics” is currently classified under the “Economic Statistics” domain.

The Training Course on “Balance of Payments and External Statistics” focused on the following topics:

BPM6 and Data Compilation System

  • Overview of IMF’s Balance of Payments (BOP) and International Investment Position(IIP) Manual (BPM6)
  • Overview of BOP and IIP Statistics at the CBRT
  • Practice of International Transaction Reporting System at the CBRT

Financial Account – Data Compilation Method and Dissemination

  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Statistics at the CBRT
    • FDI Flows
    • Examples of Inward FDI Survey (FDI Liabilities)
  • Portfolio Investment Statistics (CPIS for outward Portfolio Stock)
    • Data Collection and Compilation Method
    • IMF’s Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CPIS)
  • Practice of Selected External Debt Statistics and Loan-by-Loan Data Collection System at the CBRT

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