The International Monetary Fundís International Financial Statistics is a standard source of international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. It reports, for most countries of the world, current and historic data needed in the analysis of problems of international payments and of inflation and deflation.
Scope and coverage
|Number of series:||80,000|
|Number of countries:||184|
|Data history:||1948 to present|
|Frequency:||Monthly, Quarterly, Annually|
The Fundís principal statistical publication The International Financial Statistics (IFS) is acknowledged as a standard source of international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. It publishes, for most countries of the world, current data on exchange rates, international liquidity, international banking, money and banking, interest rates, prices, production, international transactions (including balance of payments and international investment position), government finance, and national accounts. The information is presented in country tables and in tables of area and world aggregates.
IFS contains country tables for most Fund members, as well as for Anguilla, Aruba, the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC), the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), the euro area, Montserrat, the Netherlands Antilles, the West African Economic Monetary Union (WAEMU), and some non-sovereign territorial entities for which statistics are provided internationally on a separate basis. Selected series, including data on Fund accounts, international reserves, and international trade, are drawn from the country tables and published in world tables as well.
The monthly printed issue of IFS reports current monthly, quarterly, and annual data. Most annual data begin in 1948; quarterly and monthly data generally begin in 1957; most balance of payments data begin in 1970.