Government Finance Statistics (IMF)
Government Finance Statistics provides data on revenue, expenditure and transactions in assets and liabilities for the state sector and sub-sectors, for 137 countries from 1990 to 2012.
For 1972-1989 coverage, access the separate database Historical Government Finance Statistics.
Further IMF data is available in these two databases: Direction of Trade Statistics and International Financial Statistics.
There are four complementary views for browsing Government Finance Statistics:
'Table View' corresponding to tables in the GFS Yearbook
'Economic Concept View' providing access to comparable analytical concepts across countries
'Search/view' based on the structure of the time series codes
'Multi-year Matrix View' for enhanced data analysis based on GFS manual statements and tables.
Detailed classification tables are presented in Appendix 4 of the GFS Manual.
Latest on server: December 2012
Historical GFS data: 1972-1989
The online Government Finance Statistics manual is on this IMF page.
Users are encouraged to read the documentation files in the GFS DVD.
Connect to the GFS networked DVD via this Catalogue record.
Use an on-campus computer to access. Access is one-user-per-time.
Server instructions are on this page.
When the interface opens, please select drive/directory before clicking on 'connect.'
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