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The IMF publishes a range of time series data and they are contained in four statistical databases; International Financial Statistics (IFS), Balance of Payment Statistics (BOP), Direction of Trade Statistics (DOT) and Government Finance Statistics (GFS). The new statistical data interface allows users to search all subscribed databases from a single starting point, without having to know which database has a desired concept. IMF subscribers to the eLibrary Statistics package also have PDF access to the print versions of statistical yearbooks and monthly and quarterly updates.
International Financial Statistics (IFS) Database
The IMF's principal statistical database, IFS, is the standard source for international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. For more countries, the IFS reports data on balance of payments, international investment position, international liquidity, monetary and financial statistics, exchange rates, interest rates, prices, production, government accounts, national accounts, and population. Updated monthly, the IFS database contains:
  • approximately 61,000 time series covering 194 countries and areas
  • time series starting in 1948 for many IMF member countries
  • exchange-rate series for all IMF member countries, plus selected other areas, including all series appearing in IFS Country Pages
  • selected aggregates of key variables in IFS World Tables
IFS is used throughout the world by governments, academics, and commercial and financial organizations.

Link to Sample Reports for International Financial Statistics Database

Link to Balance of Payments (BOPS) Database
Link to Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS) Database
Link to Government Finance Statistics (GFS) Database