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Date Last Updated: 06-07-2022

Survey Name:

Balance of International Payments

Survey purpose:

Balance of Payments consists of a number of different surveys. Together, these surveys provide the data to publish Balance of Payments and International Investment Position statistics. Results are used in the compiling of National Accounts estimates.

Legislative Basis National:

S.I. No. 91/2020 - Statistics (Balance of Payments Survey) Order 2020

Legislative Basis European:

Regulation (EU) 2016/1013 of the European Parliament

Periodicity:

Annual

Statistical Population:

BOP30: Portfolio investment by Irish investment managers acting on behalf of resident and non-resident Private Clients, Institutional Investors, Brokers and Other investors.
BOP40: Manufacturing and non financial enterprises (i.e. excluding NACE Rev.2 divisions 64-66) which are BOP relevant (i.e. have transactions with non-residents)
BOP42: Irish Companies, Irish captive companies and Irish branches of foreign companies which provide and/or procure non-life insurance/reinsurance services
BOP43: Irish Companies, Irish captive companies and Irish branches of foreign companies which provide and/or procure life assurance/reassurance services
BOP44: Stand-Alone Treasury companies which provide internationally traded financial services
BOP45: Financial Intermediaries and Financial Services companies excluding Insurance (i.e. NACE Rev.2 divisions 64 and 66). Also includes a number of other non-manufacturing companies that are BOP relevant (i.e. have transactions with non-residents)

Sampling Frame:

BOP Register contains details of all relevant enterprises.

Reference Area:

State, Rest of World

Time Coverage:

1998 - 2020

Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

BOP30: Activities of Irish Investment Managers
BOP40: Manufacturing and non financial enterprises
BOP42: Non-life insurance/reinsurance service providers
BOP43: Life insurance/reinsurance service providers
BOP44: Stand-Alone Treasury companies
BOP45: NACE Rev.2 divisions 64 and 66

Survey Size:

BOP30: 10 enterprises
BOP40: 300 enterprises
BOP42: 155 enterprises
BOP43: 17 enterprises
BOP44: 6 enterprises
BOP45: 480 enterprises

Principal Variables:

BOP30: Balance Sheet data and related income flows are to be reported giving a geographical analysis of the flows and positions in assets and liabilities managed by Irish Investment Managers.
BOP40: Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet data is to be reported giving a geographical analysis of the flows and positions in assets and liabilities
BOP42: Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet data giving a geographical analysis of the flows and positions of assets and liabilities
BOP43: Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet data giving a geographical analysis of the flows and positions of assets and liabilities
BOP44: Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet is to be reported giving a geographical analysis of the flows and positions in assets and liabilities of the Treasury company.
BOP45: Income receivable from and expenditure payable to both residents and non-residents. Includes Interest income on loans and securities, finance lease income, operating lease income and fee income, with similar classifications for expenditure. Balance sheet stocks and flows are also collected using a detailed instrument breakdown.

Principal External Users:

ECB, Eurostat, OECD, IMF, National Accounts, CIP, Economists, national users, Government Departments.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Economic Statistics

Contact Person:

Margaret Kinsella, Gerard Milligan, Giselle Gavorskis, Andrew McManus, Franck Malan

Contact Person Function:

Statistician

Other Business Area Specialists:

John Flanagan, Annette Hayes, Mavo Ralazamahaleo, Sarah O'Rourke, Christina Feeney, James O'Donnell, James O'Shea, Brian Ramsbottom

Contact email:

bop@cso.ie

Contact phone number:

(+353) 1 498 4000