Compiling national accounts, balance of payments and foreign trade statistics in the framework of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) health emergency

In the context of the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is preparing a series of short publications with relevant policy recommendations for this period.

This document, elaborated by the Statistics Division, seeks to provide information about the state of affairs in Latin America, and to disseminate some of the recommendations to address the COVID-19 pandemic discussed with the countries in relation to the compilation of national accounts, balance-of-payments and foreign trade statistics. The recommendations are based on international manuals and guidelines that the countries themselves consider to be the most appropriate. More emphasis has been placed on monthly and quarterly frequency calculations than on annual ones.

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