×
European Union

European Union Balance of payments Stats

Definitions

  • Capital and financial account > Foreign direct investment > Net inflows > BoP > Current US: Foreign direct investment are the net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting management interest (10 percent or more of voting stock) in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, other long-term capital, and short-term capital as shown in the balance of payments. This series shows net inflows (new investment inflows less disinvestment) in the reporting economy from foreign investors. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Capital and financial account > Net errors and omissions > Adjusted > BoP > Current US$: Net errors and omissions constitute a residual category needed to ensure that all debit and credit entries in the balance of payments statement sum to zero. In the International Financial Statistics presentation, this is equal to the difference between reserves and related items and the sum of the balances of the current, capital, and financial accounts. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Balances > Current account balance > Current US$: Current account balance is the sum of net exports of goods, services, net income, and net current transfers. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Goods > Services and income > Exports > Goods and services > Current U: Exports of goods and services comprise all transactions between residents of a country and the rest of the world involving a change of ownership from residents to nonresidents of general merchandise, goods sent for processing and repairs, nonmonetary gold, and services. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Goods > Services and income > Exports of goods > Services > Income and wo: Exports of goods and services are the total value of goods and services exported as well as income and workers' remittances received. Workers' remittances include compensation of employees. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Current account > Goods > Services and income > Imports > Goods and services > Current : Imports of goods and services comprise all transactions between residents of a country and the rest of the world involving a change of ownership from nonresidents to residents of general merchandise, goods sent for processing and repairs, nonmonetary gold, and services. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Goods > Services and income > Royalty and license fees > Receipts > BoP,: Royalty and license fees are payments and receipts between residents and nonresidents for the authorized use of intangible, nonproduced, nonfinancial assets and proprietary rights (such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, industrial processes, and franchises) and for the use, through licensing agreements, of produced originals of prototypes (such as films and manuscripts). Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Goods > Services and income > Salary and investment income to foreigner: Income payments refer to employee compensation paid to nonresident workers and investment income (payments on direct investment, portfolio investment, other investments). Income derived from the use of intangible assets is excluded from income and recorded under business services. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Transfers > Workers' remittances > Receipts > BoP > Current US$: Workers' remittances are current transfers by migrants who are employed or intend to remain employed for more than a year in another economy in which they are considered residents. Some developing countries classify workers' remittances as a factor income receipt (and thus as a component of GNI). The World Bank adheres to international guidelines in defining GNI, and its classification of workers' remittances may therefore differ from national practices. This item shows receipts by the reporting country. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Financial > Reserves: Changes in net reserves is the net change in a country's holdings of international reserves resulting from transactions on the current, capital, and financial accounts. These include changes in holdings of monetary gold, SDRs, foreign exchange assets, reserve position in the International Monetary Fund, and other claims on nonresidents that are available to the central authority. The measure is net of liabilities constituting foreign authorities' reserves, and counterpart items for valuation changes and exceptional financing items. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Foreign investment > Net > USD: Foreign direct investment is net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting management interest (10 percent or more of voting stock) in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, other long-term capital, and short-term capital as shown in the balance of payments. This series shows total net, that is, net FDI in the reporting economy from foreign sources less net FDI by the reporting economy to the rest of the world. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Migrant capital transfers > Investment grants and debt forgiveness BoP > Current US$: Net capital account includes government debt forgiveness, investment grants in cash or in kind by a government entity, and taxes on capital transfers. Also included are migrants' capital transfers and debt forgiveness and investment grants by nongovernmental entities. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Reserves and other items > Total > Reserves in months of imports: Total reserves comprise holdings of monetary gold, special drawing rights, reserves of IMF members held by the IMF, and holdings of foreign exchange under the control of monetary authorities. The gold component of these reserves is valued at year-end (December 31) London prices. This item shows reserves expressed in terms of the number of months of imports of goods and services they could pay for [Reserves/(Imports/12)]."
  • Reserves and other items > Total > Reserves minus gold > Current US$: Total reserves minus gold comprise special drawing rights, reserves of IMF members held by the IMF, and holdings of foreign exchange under the control of monetary authorities. Gold holdings are excluded. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Shares > Current US$: Portfolio equity includes net inflows from equity securities other than those recorded as direct investment and including shares, stocks, depository receipts (American or global), and direct purchases of shares in local stock markets by foreign investors. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Capital and financial account > Foreign direct investment > Net inflows > BoP > Current US $429.91 billion 2009 1st out of 176
Capital and financial account > Net errors and omissions > Adjusted > BoP > Current US$ $-19,249,367,336.89 2009 135th out of 143
Current account > Balances > Current account balance > Current US$ $-44,512,830,051.92 2009 139th out of 143
Current account > Goods > Services and income > Exports > Goods and services > Current U $5.89 trillion 2009 1st out of 143
Current account > Goods > Services and income > Exports of goods > Services > Income and wo $7.18 trillion 2009 1st out of 143
Current account > Goods > Services and income > Imports > Goods and services > Current $5.73 trillion 2009 1st out of 143
Current account > Goods > Services and income > Royalty and license fees > Receipts > BoP, $56.09 billion 2009 2nd out of 123
Current account > Goods > Services and income > Salary and investment income to foreigner 1.44 trillion 2009 1st out of 143
Current account > Transfers > Workers' remittances > Receipts > BoP > Current US$ $24.18 billion 2009 2nd out of 119
Financial > Reserves 281.93 billion 2009 2nd out of 143
Foreign investment > Net > USD -128,194,672,222.02 2009 142nd out of 143
Migrant capital transfers > Investment grants and debt forgiveness BoP > Current US$ $20.05 billion 2009 1st out of 139
Reserves and other items > Total > Reserves in months of imports 2.91 2009 96th out of 130
Reserves and other items > Total > Reserves minus gold > Current US$ $640.75 billion 2009 3rd out of 156
Shares > Current US$ $385.20 billion 2009 1st out of 127

SOURCES: International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments database, supplemented by data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and official national sources.; x; International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook and data files.; International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files.; International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments database, and World Bank, Global Development Finance.

Citation

European Union Economy > Balance of payments Profiles (Subcategories)

Capital and financial account 4 Current account 12