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CAPITAL TRANSFERS

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French Equivalent: Transferts en capital

Definition:
Capital transfers are unrequited transfers where either the party making the transfer realizes the funds involved by disposing of an asset (other than cash or inventories), by relinquishing a financial claim (other than accounts receivable) or the party receiving the transfer is obliged to
acquire an asset (other than cash or inventories) or both conditions are met. Capital transfers are often large and irregular but neither of these are necessary conditions for a transfer to be considered a capital rather than a current transfer.

Source Publication:
System of National Accounts (SNA), 2008, 10.200.

Cross References:
Capital transfer in cash
Capital transfer in kind
Current transfers – SNA

Hyperlink:
http://unstats.un.org/unsd/nationalaccount/docs/SNA2008.pdf

Statistical Theme: National accounts

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, April 22, 2013