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IMPORTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES – SNA

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French Equivalent: Importations de biens et de services - SCN

Definition:
Imports of goods and services consist of purchases, barter, or receipts of gifts or grants, of goods and services by residents from non- residents. The treatment of exports and imports in the System of National Accounts is generally identical with that in the balance of payments accounts as described in the Balance of Payments Manual.

Context:
The international standard for the concepts and definitions for merchandise trade are outlined in the UN publication, International Merchandise Trade Statistics, Concepts and Definitions, United Nations, New York, 1998, Studies in Methods, Series M, No. 52, Rev. 2.

Source Publication:
SNA 14.88 [14.91, 14.94]. See also ESA [3.129].

Cross References:
Imports of goods and services – merchandise trade – UN

Hyperlink:
http://esa.un.org/unsd/sna1993/introduction.asp

Version Indicator: SNA

Statistical Theme: International trade statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, March 05, 2003