Data from the 2010 annual Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CPIS), the only global survey of portfolio investment holdings, are now available on IMF eLibrary Data.
The data cover positions in equity and debt securities as of end–2010 for 73 CPIS-participating economies. The CPIS presents data on a detailed from–whom–to–whom basis. For example, it reveals each CPIS participant’s holdings of long–term debt securities, short–term debt securities, and equity securities cross-classified by every other individual economy in the world. The coverage of the CPIS is augmented with information from two other surveys, namely Securities Held as Foreign Exchange Reserves, and Securities Held by International Organizations (these data sets are disseminated at an aggregate level only, as the data are reported on a confidential basis). All three surveys provide a database on the stock of cross-border holdings of securities. Economies covered by the survey are encouraged to report additional classifications by economic sector of holder, and on the currency composition of the holdings, as well as data on portfolio investment liabilities.
Frequency and Updates
The CPIS is an annual exercise.
The CPIS provides information on individual economy year-end holdings of portfolio investment securities – equity securities and debt securities-valued at market prices, cross-classified by the country of issuer of the securities. Participants follow definitions and classifications set out in the sixth edition of the IMF’s Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6).
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