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The Monetary and Financial Statistics (MFS) database contains the aggregated surveys covering:
i) Central Bank
ii) Depository Corporations and
iii) Other Financial Corporations.
The key macroeconomic aggregates in this dataset include:
i) Monetary base and broad money;
ii) Credit aggregates (including credit to the private sector); and
iii) Foreign assets and liabilities.
Beginning in 2009, there are two presentations of Monetary Statistics in IFS. The new presentation data follows the Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual (MFSM) and the Monetary and Financial Statistics Compilation Guide (MFSCG), a companion to the MFSM that contains more detailed coverage of the classification, economic sectorization, valuation, and recording of financial assets and liabilities in an economy. The MFSCG gives prominence to the source data for monetary and financial statistics.
The majority of countries use the standardized report forms (SRFs) to report monetary data to the IMF and are presented under SRF Countries.
The old presentation is used for those countries that do not use the SRFs for reporting Monetary data and presented under Non-SRF Countries. The presentation of these countries will be changed to the new presentation when the countries implement the reporting of SRF-based data.
The Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual and Compilation Guide (Manual) updates and merges into one volume methodological and practical aspects of the compilation process for monetary and financial statistics (MFS). Aimed at compilers and users of MFS, it offers a conceptual framework for the collection, compilation, and analytical presentation of monetary data, which provide a critical input for monetary policy formulation and monitoring.
Detailed monetary statistics based on the standardized report forms reflecting the conceptual framework of the above Manual and its predecessors.
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