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IMF International Financial Statistics, 1948-2017

Title details

SN: 4772
Title: IMF International Financial Statistics, 1948-2017
Alternative title: IMF IFS
Persistent identifier: 10.5257/imf/ifs/2013-08
Depositor: International Monetary Fund
Principal investigator(s): International Monetary Fund

Subject Categories

Economic conditions and indicators - Economics

Abstract

Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

Published monthly since 1948, the International Financial Statistics (IFS) database is the principal statistical publication of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and is the standard source for all aspects of international and domestic finance. The database contains approximately 32,000 time series for over 200 countries and geographical areas. It reports, for most countries, time series data on exchange rates, balance of payments, international liquidity, money and banking, interest rates, prices, production, international transactions, government accounts, national accounts and population.

Selected data, including data on Fund accounts, international reserves and international trade, are also aggregated into regional and world tables.

Data are reported in a mixture of indexes, national currencies, US Dollars and SDRs (the basket currency the IMF uses as a unit of account). Most annual data begin in 1948; quarterly and monthly data generally begin in 1957; most balance of payments data begin in 1970.

This database was first provided by the UK Data Service in December 2003. The UK Data Service web site includes further information on its IMF IFS holdings, including a dataset user guide and details of latest database updates.

Citation: The bibliographic citation for the database is: International Monetary Fund ({YYYY}): International Financial Statistics ({date/edition of dataset}). Uk Data Service. DOI: {edition specific doi - e.g. http://dx.doi.org/10.5257/imf/ifs/2016-07}.




Main Topics:
Topics covered include:
  • budget deficits
  • budgets
  • capital
  • capital budgets
  • currencies
  • debts, external
  • debts, public
  • econometrics
  • economic analysis
  • economic conditions
  • economic forecasting
  • economic growth
  • economic policy
  • economic structure
  • exchange rates
  • export credit
  • finance, public
  • financial policy
  • financial resources
  • financial statistics
  • fiscal policy
  • foreign exchange
  • foreign exchange rates
  • gross National Product
  • international finance
  • international liquidity
  • investments, foreign
  • macroeconomics
  • monetary policy
  • money
  • money supply
  • national accounting
  • national income/accounting
  • state aid

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: Most annual data begin in 1948; quarterly and monthly data generally begin in 1957; most balance of payments data begin in 1970.
Country: Multi-nation
Spatial units: Countries
Observation units: Administrative units (geographical/political)
Kind of data: Numeric data
Aggregate (macro) level
Universe: Cross-national; National
The database covers over 200 countries and geographical areas: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo Republic of the, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faeroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Gaza Strip, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea Republic of, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, People's Democratic Republic of Lao, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan Arab Republic, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Panama Canal Zone, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russian Federation, Ryukyu Islands, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Tajikistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Bank, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Time dimensions: Time Series
monthly, quarterly and annual. These data are updated once a month.
Sampling procedures: See documentation for details.
Method of data collection: The IFS data are drawn from a huge variety of sources including government departments, national accounts, central banks, the United Nations (UN), Eurostat, the International Labour Organization and private financial institutions. There are further details about the document 'An Introduction to IFS' in the dataset user guide which provides information on methodologies.
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

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AFGHANISTANALBANIAALGERIA
AMERICAN SAMOAANGOLAANGUILLA
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDAARGENTINAARMENIA
ARUBAAUSTRALIAAUSTRIA
AZERBAIJANBAHAMASBAHRAIN
BALANCE OF PAYMENTSBANGLADESHBANK RATE
BANKSBARBADOSBELARUS
BELGIUMBELIZEBENIN
BERMUDABHUTANBOLIVIA
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINABOTSWANABRAZIL
BRUNEIBULGARIABURKINA FASO
BURUNDICAMBODIACAMEROON
CANADACAPE VERDECAPITAL
CAYMAN ISLANDSCENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLICCENTRAL BANKS
CHADCHILECHINA
COLOMBIACOMMODITY PRICESCOMOROS
COOK ISLANDSCOSTA RICACREDIT
CURRENCIESCURRENCY DEVALUATIONDEBTS
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGOEAST TIMOREASTERN CARIBBEAN CURRENCY UNION
ECONOMIC ANALYSISECONOMIC CONDITIONSECONOMIC GROWTH
ECONOMIC INDICATORSECONOMIC SYSTEMSECONOMIC THEORY
ECONOMICSEUROPEEUROPEAN MONETARY SYSTEM
EXCHANGE RATESEXPORTS AND IMPORTSFINANCIAL POLICY
FINANCIAL RESOURCESFISCAL POLICYFORECASTING
FOREIGN EXCHANGEFOREIGN INVESTMENTGAZA STRIP
GOLD RESERVESGOVERNMENT BONDSGROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCTHONG KONGINDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTIONINTEREST RATESINTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUNDINTERNATIONAL MONETARY SYSTEMINTERNATIONAL TRADE
LIQUIDITYLOANSMACAO
MARKET PRICESMONETARY ECONOMICSMONETARY POLICY
MONEY SUPPLYMONEYMULTI-NATION
NATIONAL ACCOUNTINGNATIONAL INCOMEPERU
PHILIPPINESPOLANDPORTUGAL
PRODUCER PRICE INDEXPUBLIC DEBTPUBLIC FINANCE
QATARREAL EFFECTIVE EXCHANGE RATESREPUBLIC OF MONTENEGRO
REPUBLIC OF THE CONGORETAIL PRICE INDEXREUNION
ROMANIARUSSIARWANDA
RYUKYU ISLANDSSAINT HELENASAINT KITTS AND NEVIS
SAINT LUCIASAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINESSAINT-PIERRE AND MIQUELON
SAMOA (1997- )SAN MARINOSAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
SAUDI ARABIASENEGALSERBIA AND MONTENEGRO
SEYCHELLESSIERRA LEONESINGAPORE
SLOVAKIA (1993- )SLOVENIASOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS
SOLOMON ISLANDSSOMALIASOUTH AFRICA
SPAINSPECIAL DRAWING RIGHTSSRI LANKA
STATE AIDSTATE BUDGETSSTATISTICAL DATA
SUDANSURINAMESWAZILAND
SWEDENSWITZERLANDSYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC
TAIWANTAJIKISTANTANZANIA
THAILANDTIMOR (ISLAND)TOGO
TONGATREASURY BILL RATESTREASURY BILLS
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGOTUNISIATURKEY
TURKMENISTANUGANDAUKRAINE
UNITED ARAB EMIRATESUNITED KINGDOMURUGUAY
USAUZBEKISTANVANUATU
VENEZUELAVIET NAMWEST BANK
WESTERN SAMOA (1914-1997)YEMENYUGOSLAVIA (1929 - 1991)
ZAMBIAZIMBABWE

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 09 December 2003
Latest edition: 31 January 2017 (97th Edition)
Copyright: Copyright International Monetary Fund
Access conditions: Effective January 1st 2015, the IMF introduced a new policy whereby access to the IMF online statistics databases became free to all users. As a result of this policy the IMF datasets hosted by the UK Data Service are now freely available to all. Please refer to the IMF's Special Terms and Conditions Pertaining to the Use of Data.
Availability: UK Data Service
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