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Published by source: 01 February 2015
The International Financial Statistics database contains approximately 32,000 time-series covering more than 194 countries and areas. It Includes all series appearing on the IFS country pages, exchange rates series for all Fund member countries plus Anguilla, Aruba, China, P.R.: Hong Kong, China, P.R.: Macao, Montserrat, and the Netherlands Antilles; major Fund accounts series, real effectiveexchange rates, and other world, area, and country series from the world tables. Data are available for most IMF member countries with some aggregates calculated for select regions, plus some world totals. Topics covered include balance of payments, banking, banks, commodity prices, exchange rates, exports by commodities, exports by countries, financial statistics fund accounts, fund credits, government finance, imports by commodities, imports by countries, industrial production, interest rates, international trade, international transactions, investment, labor, monetary authorities, money and banking, national accounts, national income, outstanding obligations to the Fund, population, prices, and real effective exchange rates
Geographic Coverage: IFS covers 194 countries and areas.
Temporal Coverage: Data available starting in the 1948 for many IMF member countries. Varies by country.
Methodology: The International Financial Statistics is based on various IMF data collections. It includes exchange rates series for all Fund member countries plus Anguilla, Aruba, China, PR.: Hong Kong, China, P.R.: Macao, Montserrat, and the Netherlands Antilles. It also includes major Fund accounts series, real effective exchange rates, and other world, area, and country series. Data are available for most IMF member countries with some aggregates calculated for select regions, plus some world totals.
Sectoral Coverage: National Accounts, Indicators of Economic Activity Labor Markets, Prices, Government and Public Sector Finance, Financial Indicators, Balance of Payments, International Investment Position, International Reserves, Fund Accounts, External Trade, Exchange Rates, and Population.