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Though the manual is long, use the table of contents and Ctrl-F to find documentation that explains the variables of BOPS.
About Balance of Payments Statistics
Over 100,000 quarterly and annual time-series data on international economic transactions and international investment position, published by the IMF (International Monetary Fund). Available in print in the library and online.
Documentation: The main trouble new users of the GDF can expect is to understand what all the data series mean. Definitions of the data seriescan be found on the World Bank web site along with methodology, sources, abbreviations and other metadata. You can also click the "Notes" button when selecting a data series to view definitions and source notes.