What is the capital account in the Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPS)?

The capital account shows credit and debit entries for nonproduced nonfinancial assets and capital transfers between residents and nonresidents. It records acquisitions and disposals of nonproduced nonfinancial assets, such as land sold to embassies and sales of leases and licenses, as well as capital transfers, that is, the provision of resources for capital transfers, that is, the provision of resources for capital purposes by one party without anything of economic value being supplied as a direct return to that party.

The BOPS dataset can be found here.

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