Statistical Concepts, Methods and IT Applications

Singapore's International Accounts: Methodological Updates and Recent Developments

Since the implementation of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, Sixth Edition (BPM6) in 2012, the Singapore Department of Statistics (DOS) has made further improvements to Singapore’s international accounts.  This includes enhancements to data reporting and dissemination as well as methodological refinements and updates to the Balance of Payments (BOP) and International Investment Position (IIP).

The Information Paper “Singapore’s International Accounts: Methodological Updates and Recent Developments” highlights and explains the major changes and improvements to the compilation and dissemination of the BOP and IIP in recent years.  The paper also provides an analysis of the key trends in Singapore’s international accounts.

More details are available in DOS' Information Paper, entitled "Singapore's International Accounts: Methodological Updates and Recent Developments"pdf(738 kb)