International Financial Statistics (ICPSR 7629)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
International Monetary Fund


Version V2

Detailed tabulations of international and domestic finance data are presented in this data collection. These time series data summarize each country's balance of payments, with collateral data on major financial components such as trade and reserves, and data on exchange rates, international liquidity, money and banking, international transactions, prices, production, government finance, and interest rates. A subset of these data, containing annual data from 1948 to 1978, is available as well.

International Monetary Fund. International Financial Statistics. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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South America Papua New Guinea Cambodia Paraguay Kazakhstan Syria Solomon Islands Bahamas Gibralter Montserrat Marshall Islands Mali Panama Guadeloupe Laos Argentina Falkland Islands Africa Seychelles Zambia Belize Bahrain Guinea-Bissau Namibia Finland Comoros Faroe Islands Netherlands Antilles Yemen Eritrea China (Peoples Republic) Madagascar Aruba Ivory Coast Libya Sweden Malawi Poland Jordan Bulgaria Tunisia United Arab Emirates Tuvalu Kenya French Polynesia Lebanon Brunei Djibouti Cuba Azerbaijan Czech Republic Mauritania Saint Lucia Israel San Marino Australia Soviet Union Tajikistan Myanmar Cameroon Cyprus Bermuda Islands Malaysia North America Iceland Global Oman Armenia Gabon Yugoslavia Luxembourg Brazil Algeria Slovenia Antigua and Barbuda Colombia Ecuador Moldova Vanuatu Italy Honduras Micronesia (Federated States) Nauru Haiti Afghanistan Burundi Singapore French Guiana Korea (North) American Samoa Russia Netherlands Martinique Kyrgyzstan Reunion Bhutan Romania Togo Philippines Uzbekistan Asia British Virgin Islands Zimbabwe Pacific Ocean Indonesia Dominica Benin Angola Sudan East Timor Portugal New Caledonia Grenada Greece Cayman Islands Latvia Mongolia Iran Morocco Bosnia-Hercegovina Guatemala Guyana Iraq Chile Nepal Georgia (Republic) Ukraine Tanzania Ghana Anguilla India Canada Maldives Turkey Belgium South Africa Trinidad and Tobago Central African Republic Jamaica Peru Turkmenistan Germany Vietnam (Socialist Republic) Fiji Hong Kong United States Guinea Somalia Chad Thailand Equatorial Guinea Kiribati Costa Rica Pitcairn Island Kuwait Nigeria Croatia Sao Tome And Principe Sri Lanka Uruguay Cook Islands United Kingdom Switzerland Samoa Spain Palestine Venezuela Liberia Burkina Faso Congo (Democratic Republic) Swaziland Palau Estonia Gaza Strip Wallis and Futuna Austria Mozambique Korea (South) El Salvador Guam Lesotho Tonga Hungary Japan Europe Belarus Mauritius Albania New Zealand Senegal Macedonia Ethiopia Egypt Sierra Leone Bolivia Malta Wake Island Saudi Arabia Cape Verde Pakistan Gambia Ireland Qatar Slovakia France Lithuania Saint Kitts-Nevis Niger Rwanda Bangladesh Nicaragua Barbados Norway Botswana Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Macao Denmark Dominican Republic Uganda Mexico Suriname Saint Helena Greenland

ICPSR obtained these data from the International Monetary Fund under the terms of a contract which states that the data are for the sole use of ICPSR and may not be sold or provided to third parties outside of the ICPSR membership. Individuals at institutions which are not members of the ICPSR may obtain these data directly from the IMF.

1948 -- 1991

(1)The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has notified ICPSR that it will not renew ICPSR's INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL STATISTICS (IFS) (ICPSR 7629) monthly tape subscription effective November 1, 1991. This action coincides with IMF's decision to begin distributing this series to individuals on CD-ROM. As a result ICPSR will not be able to update these data on a monthly basis. The IFS data for the 1948 through July, 1991 period will continue to be available from ICPSR\; this is the last version of the data received under our former subscription. Efforts will continue to renew the monthly subscription with IMF and users will be notified when such efforts are successful. (2) The data are stored in packed zoned decimal format. A COBOL processing program is available for use with this dataset. (3) Each time series can contain a variable number of logical records. The exact number of records in any time series in this collection is dependent upon the availability of annual, quarterly, and monthly data. Approximately 23,000 time series are included in the collection. (4) The term "country," as used in this dataset, does not in all cases refer to a territorial entity which is a state as understood by international law and practice. The term also covers some territorial entities that are not states but for which statistical data are maintained and provided internationally on a separate and independent basis. (5) Exchange rates are expressed in United States dollars per national currency unit or vice versa, and two rates are given for the special drawing right (SDR) value of the national currency unit. (6) One codebook now documents these four IMF studies: DIRECTION OF TRADE (ICPSR 7628), INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL STATISTICS (ICPSR 7629), BALANCE OF PAYMENTS STATISTICS (ICPSR 8623), and GOVERNMENT FINANCE STATISTICS (ICPSR 8624). (7) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

196 countries and geographical areas.

Central bank reports and bulletins, IMF area departments, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, International Labor Organization, IMF Treasurer's Department, the United Nations, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and information from national authorities

aggregate data, and program source code




  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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