Balance of payments


Dernière mise à jour le :13/10/2016


The balance of payments is a statistical report that traces, in accounting form, all flows of real, financial and monetary assets between the residents of an economy and non-residents over a defined period. The economic and financial flows at the origin of these operations are divided up with a distinction made between the current transaction account (exchanges of goods, services, revenues and current transfers), the capital account (capital transfers) and the financial account (direct or portfolio investments).

For France, it is developed by the Banque de France, on behalf of the DGTPE.