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Review: JUAN R. CUADRADO-ROURA; LUIS RUBALCABA-BERMEJO; JOHN R. BRYSON (ed.). Trading Services in the Global Economy

Paradigmes: economia productiva i coneixement
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A_24-27_Biblios_2es.qxp:núm.2 OCDE-EUROSTAT. OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services. Volume I: Detailed Tables by Service Category (1999-2007). Edition 2009. Recension by VICENT ANTÓN The volume gives us data on the international trade in services between residents and non-resi- dents in thirty member countries of the OECD. The types of service are presented according to the classification of services in the fifth edition (1993) of the Balance of Payment Manual of the International Monetary Fund (BMP5) and its detailed form, the Extended Balance of Payments Services Classification (EBOPS). The publication is divided into three parts. The first part deals with the Main Service Categories, with a series of tables which show international transactions in services by country and type of service, analytical tables with comments on the main service categories and regional trends in the trade in goods and services. In 2007, in the OECD, exports of services represented around 22.8 % of total exports of goods and services, and 17% of current account credits. The weight of services increases if we take into account that in 2006 it was 21.8 % and 16.8 % respectively. The total volume of service exports of OECD member countries was 2.5 million dollars in 2007 (representing approximately 74 % of the world total of service exports), while volume of exports in goods was 8.5 billion dollars. The tables show current values (net, credit, debit) of international transactions in total services by country and individual information on BMP5 components by country and region. The second part, Country Tables, gives informa- tion on thirty member countries of the OECD. These countries must present detailed informa- tion at maximum level in accordance with the EBOPS classification. For analytical purposes, the tables also include non-service compo- nents: total trade in goods, total trade in goods and services, income, current transfers, total current account, capital and financial account, and

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