Statistics

Changes in the tables of external statistics

December

23/12/2022 -

Balance of payments and international investment position

New series of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position have been released in BIEST. These quarterly series allow to distinguish among the other flows those which are due to price variations, to exchange rate variations and to other changes in volume. These data are available in the following linkOpens in a new window.

Other currencies have been deleted from Tables 17.32 and 17.22b. The corresponding data are still available, the user can obtain them as a difference between the totals and individual currencies.

April

13/04/2022 -

Balance of payments and international investment position

The composition of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has been updated due to the inclusion of Costa Rica as a new OECD member (tables 17.4b, 17.3a, 17.16, 17.22a, 17.27a, 17.44a, 17.44b y 17.45 of the Statistical Bulletin).

In table 17.16, Portfolio investment liabilities data have been eliminated because the available geographical breakdown of liabilities is compiled on the basis of the first non-resident counterpart country, which is not necessarily the same as the final holder of the titles and in some cases the geographical breakdown is not available in data sources. The evolution of the data had therefore little analytical meaning.