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External Sector
All transactions between any country and the rest of the world come under the External sector. External sector transactions, both receipts and payments, can be identified according to their nature as current and capital transactions, which again, have further subdivisions. Furthermore, the accumulation of receipts and ability to make payments affect and are affected by, respectively, the external reserves of an economy. Transactions among nations require conversion among currencies, which are directly associated with exchange rates. While developments in external transactions affect exchange rates, movements in exchange rates again impact on External sector transactions. Accordingly, the data on external transactions, external reserves and exchange rates are provided under this sector.

Statistical Tables
Key statistical data series on the External sector that originate in the Bank are

2.01 Exports - Annual (1990-2012) >>
2.02 Exports - Monthly (2006-2012) >>
2.03 Imports - Annual (1990-2012) >>
2.04 Imports - Monthly (2006-2012) >>
2.05 Trade Indices - Annual (1990-2010) >>
2.06 Trade Indices - Monthly (2006 -2010) >>
2.07 Balance of Payments - Annual (1990-2010) >>
2.08 Balance of Payments - Quarterly (2003 - 2010) >>
2.09 External Assets - End Year (1990-2010) >>
2.10 External Assets - End Month (2006 -2010) >>
2.11 External Debt - End Year (1990-2010) >>
2.12 Average Exchange Rates - Annual (1990-2010) >>
2.13 Average Exchange Rates - Monthly (2004-2010) >>

Related Links
Statistics series on the External Sector in PDF format are available in the following publication

Socio Economic Data
External Trade and Tourism
External Finance
Country Comparisons

Economic and Social Statistics
External Trade and Finance
World Tables

Annual Report
External Sector Developments and Policies

Recent Economic Developments
Tables 10-12

Monthly Bulletin
Trade, Balance of Payments and Tourism

Contact Details
Further information pertaining to the above statistical tables may be obtained from

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