Transport services (% of service imports, BoP)

Definition: Transport covers all transport services (sea, air, land, internal waterway, pipeline, space and electricity transmission) performed by residents of one economy for those of another and involving the carriage of passengers, the movement of goods (freight), rental of carriers with crew, and related support and auxiliary services. Also included are postal and courier services. Excluded are freight insurance (included in insurance services); goods procured in ports by nonresident carriers (included in goods); maintenance and repairs on transport equipment (included in maintenance and repair services n.i.e.); and repairs of railway facilities, harbors, and airfield facilities (included in construction).

Description: The map below shows how Transport services (% of service imports, BoP) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Bangladesh, with a value of 69.44. The country with the lowest value in the world is Ireland, with a value of 1.85.

Source: International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook and data files.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Note: Data are based on the sixth edition of the IMF's Balance of Payments Manual (BPM6) and are only available from 2005 onwards.