Balanced International Trade in Services (2005-2019)
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The OECD-WTO Balanced Trade in Services (BaTIS) dataset is a complete, consistent and balanced matrix of international trade in services statistics (ITSS). It contains annual bilateral data covering 202 reporters and partners, broken down by the 12 main EBOPS2010 (BPM6) categories.
BaTIS is the result of joint efforts by the OECD and WTO. Two main features enable BaTIS to stand out as the international benchmark for any analysis on international trade in services:
I. BaTIS is complete and consistent. At present, only about 60% of world trade in services is bilaterally specified, and the percentage is even lower for the individual service categories. The OECD-WTO methodology leverages all available official statistics and combines them with estimations and adjustments to provide users with a complete matrix covering virtually all economies in the world.
II. BaTIS is balanced. To resolve the asymmetries between reported and mirror flows, exports and imports are reconciled by calculating a symmetry-index weighted average between the two, following a similar approach to that developed for international merchandise trade statistics.

The dataset includes three core variables:
- Reported value, which reflects the value officially reported by the country (where available);
- Reported value including estimates, which reflects, in addition to the reported values, any adjustments made to ensure internal consistency as well as the estimations made by the OECD-WTO to fill in the gaps in the reported information; and
- Final balanced value, which reflects the reconciled bilateral trade flow, where exports equal mirror imports.

The BaTIS dataset can be used as a stand-alone input for economic analysis and policy-making. In addition, balanced trade in services data form an essential input to the OECD Trade in Value Added (TiVA) initiative, for which a balanced view of international trade is crucial.
BaTIS is intended to be regularly updated and constantly improved as new data become available. The present version of dataset covers the years 2005-2019.

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

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EBOPS 2010

Balanced International Trade in Services (2005-2019)Abstract

The OECD-WTO Balanced Trade in Services (BaTIS) dataset is a complete, consistent and balanced matrix of international trade in services statistics (ITSS). It contains annual bilateral data covering 202 reporters and partners, broken down by the 12 main EBOPS2010 (BPM6) categories.
BaTIS is the result of joint efforts by the OECD and WTO. Two main features enable BaTIS to stand out as the international benchmark for any analysis on international trade in services:
I. BaTIS is complete and consistent. At present, only about 60% of world trade in services is bilaterally specified, and the percentage is even lower for the individual service categories. The OECD-WTO methodology leverages all available official statistics and combines them with estimations and adjustments to provide users with a complete matrix covering virtually all economies in the world.
II. BaTIS is balanced. To resolve the asymmetries between reported and mirror flows, exports and imports are reconciled by calculating a symmetry-index weighted average between the two, following a similar approach to that developed for international merchandise trade statistics.

The dataset includes three core variables:
- Reported value, which reflects the value officially reported by the country (where available);
- Reported value including estimates, which reflects, in addition to the reported values, any adjustments made to ensure internal consistency as well as the estimations made by the OECD-WTO to fill in the gaps in the reported information; and
- Final balanced value, which reflects the reconciled bilateral trade flow, where exports equal mirror imports.

The BaTIS dataset can be used as a stand-alone input for economic analysis and policy-making. In addition, balanced trade in services data form an essential input to the OECD Trade in Value Added (TiVA) initiative, for which a balanced view of international trade is crucial.
BaTIS is intended to be regularly updated and constantly improved as new data become available. The present version of dataset covers the years 2005-2019.

The methodology followed to build the dataset is detailed in the accompanying paperhttp://stats.oecd.org/wbos/fileview2.aspx?IDFile=5ed22fdd-8865-47b0-9749-65942d296394The dataset is also available for bulk downloadhttp://stats.oecd.org/wbos/fileview2.aspx?IDFile=b408ae91-54a7-4bf2-8000-0090254d044c
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For further information, contact the OECD Statistics Directorate at: STAT.Contact@oecd.org

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EBOPS 2010