This publication is primarily for the technical user of balance of payments (BoP) and international investment position (IIP) statistics and aims to provide a substantial guide to how we at Statistics New Zealand compile these statistics.
This guide helps our customers by:
- detailing key concepts and components of the statistics
- discussing the various data sources and methods
- including notes on the common characteristics of New Zealand’s BoP and IIP.
Due to the constantly changing economic environment and the need for frequent evaluation of data sources and methods, this guide will become dated over time. Although we update it periodically, customers should also keep abreast of changes to data sources and methods announced in the quarterly BoP and IIP information releases.
We encourage user feedback about what other information on concepts, sources, and methods are needed. This feedback will help us target future updates.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘International accounts user guide’ in the subject line, to give us feedback on how your information needs are/are not met by this guide.
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Citation: Statistics New Zealand (2015). New Zealand's international accounts statistics: user guide. Available from www.stats.govt.nz.
ISBN 978-0-478-42973-2 (online)
Published 17 June 2015