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Classification - EBOPS

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Short description

In 1993, Eurostat, in cooperation with OECD and IMF, worked out a new nomenclature system for measuring service transactions between residents and non-residents, called EBOPS (Extended Balance of Payments Services Classification).
The classification currently used is based on the 6th edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual.

EBOPS’2010 short description (pdf, 94 KB)


Code numbers and descriptions of the items of the classification.

EBOPS’2010 structure (xlsx, 13 KB)

Explanatory notes

The explanatory notes determine the contents of the classification items. They help to find the appropriate category in the classification.

EBOPS’2010 explanatory notes (pdf, 638 KB)

Search engine

It supports the quick search in the classification. After searching by code number or text, it displays those items of the classification that contain the relevant code number or text.


Principles and rules of classification to be applied

Correspondence tables

Conversion key between the items of the current version of classification and those of the previous version

EBOPS’2002 – EBOPS’2010 correspondence table (xlsx, 15 KB)

Legal basis

Legislation ordering the use of the classification:

Predecessor classification (Old versions)

Previous versions of the classification can be found here.

EBOPS’2002 structure (xlsx, 11 KB)

EBOPS’2002 explanatory notes (xlsx, 19 KB)

International version of classification

Extended Balance of Payments Services Classification (EBOPS’2010)

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