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International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

goods using different data sources, leading to inconsistency between IMTS–basis and balance of payments basis data. Rather than using Customs source data, CBS exports are currently based on foreign exchange control records, adjusted to include exports of fish, bunker sales of oil and to exclude goods for processing with no change of ownership. On the contrary, the SBS exports are based on Customs data, adjusted to also include sales of fish and bunker sales. Goods for processing without change of ownership are included in the IMTS figures. Both the CBS and the SBS

International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.
This report discusses the report of technical assistance mission to support the Central Bank of Samoa (CBS) in further strengthening external sector statistics compilation and dissemination. The mission recommended that ESS compilers convert to using the International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS) data as the source of exports data starting 2019; and adjust historical data at least as far back as 2014. Also, it would be beneficial to switch the source of trade in goods exports from exchange control records to Customs data to ensure better coverage and improve consistency with the IMTS published by the Samoa Bureau of Statistics. The CBS should adopt a step-by-step approach for the collection of offshore units’ data, initially focusing on offshore banks. As international requirements for the reporting of offshore units evolves, it is likely that the Samoa International Finance Authority (SIFA) and the offshore company trustees will need to expand data collection from the offshore units under their jurisdiction. The CBS should, therefore, keep abreast of developments with respect to offshore reporting and continue to liaise with the SIFA.
International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.
International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

) for category 2 banks are deposits which account for about 50 percent as well as other funding (about 30 percent) . The main components of Required Core Funding (RCF) are loans to non-banks with 60 percent). After accounting for the RFS the amount of ASF is still positive at 20 percent of the starting value. Figure 23. Hong Kong SAR: The Composition of the CFR for Category 2 Banks Source: HKMA and IMF staff. Rest: Currency notes and coins; Exchange Fund/CBs, Export bills, Securities or prescribed instruments mentioned in item 6 of Table A in section 2 of

International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department
Hong Kong SAR (HKSAR) is a small and open economy, and a major international financial center with extensive linkages to Mainland China. Over the past two years, Hong Kong SAR’s economy and financial sector were adversely impacted by domestic social unrest, US-China tensions, and the global COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in an unprecedented two consecutive years of negative economic growth.