EBOPS 2002 - OECD-WTO Balanced International Trade in Services
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The OECD-WTO Balanced Trade in Services (BaTIS) dataset provides annual bilateral data on trade in services statistics covering 191 economies and partners. The data are broken down for the 11 main EBOPS services categories.
The BaTIS dataset is the result of joint efforts by the OECD and WTO to develop a global database of coherent bilateral trade in services statistics by main services categories, using a transparent methodology to overcome the challenges of missing data, and trade asymmetries. This methodology, described in more detail (see link below), leverages all available official data, and combines these with estimates using derivations, backcasting techniques, interpolation, and predictions derived from regression models. To resolve asymmetries, exports and imports are subsequently reconciled by calculating a symmetry-index weighted average between the two, following similar approaches that have been developed in the area of merchandise trade statistics.
The BaTIS dataset, as the first and only internationally coherent and detailed dataset on international trade in services with global coverage, can be used as a stand-alone input for economic analysis and policy making. In addition, such data form an essential input to the OECD-WTO Trade in Value Added (TiVA) project, which combines national Supply-and-Use (SUT) and Input-Output (IO) tables with international trade in goods and services statistics in order to provide new insights into how the value added in each country's industry, within a value chain, is embodied in international trade flows.
The ultimate goal is for the BaTIS dataset to become the international benchmark for trade in services statistics, and as such the database is constantly improved as new statistics become available. The present dataset covers the years 1995 to 2012, and uses the EBOPS 2002 services classification. Work is ongoing to develop similar data for more recent years in the latest classification, anticipated to be released in 2018.
The dataset includes three core variables:
Reported data, which reflect the values officially reported by countries where available
Reported data including estimates, which reflect the reported values – in some cases adjusted – as well as all estimated values (see the paper for methodology codes).
Final balanced values, which reflect the bilateral trade flow with trade asymmetries resolved.

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For further information, contact the OECD Statistics Directorate at: STAT.Contact@oecd.org

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EBOPS 2002

EBOPS 2002 - OECD-WTO Balanced International Trade in ServicesAbstract

The OECD-WTO Balanced Trade in Services (BaTIS) dataset provides annual bilateral data on trade in services statistics covering 191 economies and partners. The data are broken down for the 11 main EBOPS services categories.
The BaTIS dataset is the result of joint efforts by the OECD and WTO to develop a global database of coherent bilateral trade in services statistics by main services categories, using a transparent methodology to overcome the challenges of missing data, and trade asymmetries. This methodology, described in more detail (see link below), leverages all available official data, and combines these with estimates using derivations, backcasting techniques, interpolation, and predictions derived from regression models. To resolve asymmetries, exports and imports are subsequently reconciled by calculating a symmetry-index weighted average between the two, following similar approaches that have been developed in the area of merchandise trade statistics.
The BaTIS dataset, as the first and only internationally coherent and detailed dataset on international trade in services with global coverage, can be used as a stand-alone input for economic analysis and policy making. In addition, such data form an essential input to the OECD-WTO Trade in Value Added (TiVA) project, which combines national Supply-and-Use (SUT) and Input-Output (IO) tables with international trade in goods and services statistics in order to provide new insights into how the value added in each country's industry, within a value chain, is embodied in international trade flows.
The ultimate goal is for the BaTIS dataset to become the international benchmark for trade in services statistics, and as such the database is constantly improved as new statistics become available. The present dataset covers the years 1995 to 2012, and uses the EBOPS 2002 services classification. Work is ongoing to develop similar data for more recent years in the latest classification, anticipated to be released in 2018.
The dataset includes three core variables:
Reported data, which reflect the values officially reported by countries where available
Reported data including estimates, which reflect the reported values – in some cases adjusted – as well as all estimated values (see the paper for methodology codes).
Final balanced values, which reflect the bilateral trade flow with trade asymmetries resolved.

Link to the methodology paper (PDF)http://www.oecd.org/std/its/OECD-WTO-Balanced-Trade-in-Services-database-methodology.pdf
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For further information, contact the OECD Statistics Directorate at: STAT.Contact@oecd.org

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EBOPS 2002