Statistics on International Trade in Services (SITS) 01/2001 - 04/2021

Research Data and Service Centre of the Deutsche Bundesbank ; Forschungsdaten- und Servicezentrum der Deutschen Bundesbank
Germany’s statistics on international trade in services are collected by the Deutsche Bundesbank in order to compile Germany’s balance of payments statistics and serve as the basis for the research dataset SITS. Service transactions between German residents and non-residents t...
published 2021-07-02, Version 5
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Title

Statistics on International Trade in Services (SITS) 01/2001 - 04/2021

Origin Information

Publication Date

2021-07-02

Access

Availability

On-site
Usage in the premises of the Deutsche Bundesbank possible

Methods

Sample

Sampled Universe

Cross-border service transactions between German residents and non-residents above 12500€ or its equivalent in another currency. 

Sampling

Complete inventory above the reporting threshold: service transactions between German residents and non-residents that exceed 12500€.

Time Dimension

  • Frequency:
    Monthly

Subjects

Keywords

Description

  • Abstract

    Germany’s statistics on international trade in services are collected by the Deutsche Bundesbank in order to compile Germany’s balance of payments statistics and serve as the basis for the research dataset SITS. Service transactions between German residents and non-residents that exceed €12,500 or its equivalent in another currency must be reported to the Deutsche Bundesbank. The reporting requirement applies to German firms including banks, as well as to individuals and public authorities. The research dataset provides detailed information for service transactions of firms engaged in cross-border service trade, such as the transaction value for services exports and imports, the type of exported and imported services (eg transport, R&D etc), partner country and sector classification of the resident firm. The research data are available from 2001 as a panel dataset with a monthly frequency.

Note

Coverage

Temporal Coverage

  • 2001-01 / 2021-04

Geographic Coverage

  • Germany, World (countries)

Publications

  • Biewen, Elena and Annette Meinusch (2021). Statistics on international trade in services (SITS) 01/2001 - 04/2021, Data Report 2021-14 – Metadata Version 5, Deutsche Bundesbank, Research Data and Service Centre.

Update Metadata: 2021-07-23 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2021-07-23