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Reference manuals and nomenclature

This page presents the reference manuals and nomenclature that describe the principles and guidelines governing statistics produced by Banco de Portugal, namely with regard to the characterisation of financial instruments and institutional sectors, valuation criteria, classification of operations and economic activities, connection between transactions and positions and links between the various statistics.

These manuals set the methodological framework for the harmonisation and comparison of statistics across countries.

European System of Accounts - ESA 2010
IMF's Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual

IMF's Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual 
IMF's External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users
ESA 2010 Manual on Government Deficit and Debt
International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity: Guidelines for a Data Template 
OECD Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment
Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services
United Nations System of National Accounts (SNA 2008)
Methodology on Government finance statistics 

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 Portuguese classification of economic activities
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