Technology balance of payments

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The technology balance of payments brings together some items of the balance of payments that refer to international trade in technology other than physical goods (disembodied technology); the taxonomy has been defined by the OECD. Data are compiled by Banca d’Italia, and transmitted annually to the OECD, on the basis of the statistical standards set out by the 6th IMF Manual (BPM6).

The section Analysis and methodology contains a note on the reconstruction of back data since 2002 after the adoption of BPM6 and a paper on the previous reconstruction of back data since 1992 after the change in the collection data system (Direct reporting), computed on the basis of the 5th Manual.

Analysis and methodology