Abbreviations, symbols


BPM6Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, Sixth Edition
BRICSBrazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
CIFcost, insurance and freight
CPIconsumer price index
Dem. Rep.Democratic Republic
dwtdead-weight tons
EBOPS 20102010 Extended Balance of Payments Services Classification
FDIforeign direct investment
FOBfree on board
G20Group of Twenty
GDPgross domestic product
gtgross tons
HIPCsheavily indebted poor countries
HSHarmonized Commodity Description and Coding System
IMFInternational Monetary Fund
ISICInternational Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities
ITCInternational Trade Centre
LDCsleast developed countries
LLDCslandlocked developing countries
LNGliquefied natural gas
LPGliquefied petroleum gas
LSBCIliner shipping bilateral connectivity index
LSCIliner shipping connectivity index
SARSpecial Administrative Region
SIDSsmall island developing States
SITCStandard International Trade Classification
TEUtwenty-foot equivalent unit
UCPIUNCTAD Commodity Price Index
UN-OHRLLSUnited Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and the Small Island Developing States
UNSDUnited Nations Statistics Division
US$United States dollars
WTOWorld Trade Organization


0 Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible.
_ The symbol underscore indicates that the item is not applicable.
.. Two dots indicate that the data are not available or are not separately reported.
The use of a hyphen on data area means that data is estimated and included in the aggregations but not published.
A en dash between years (e.g. 1985–1990) signifies the full period involved, including the initial and final years.
(e) Estimated data
(u) Preliminary estimate