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Balance of Payments

HSC questions multiple choice and short answer 2008-2015

Combined | Multiple Choice only | Short answer only

The Balance of Payments, and Terms of Trade, are very commonly asked questions in the HSC and in school internal internal asssessments. The style of those questions include:

  • calculation of missing BOP elements using the fact that the current account and the capital and financial account are equal and opposite
  • identification of the treatment in the BOP of a particular transation, ie whether something is a debit or credit in a particular element of the BOP
  • assessment of the trend in the terms of trade given export price index and import price index

2015, Question 5


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2015, Question 10


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2015, Question 15


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2015, Question 20


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2014, Question 13


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2014, Question 16


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2014, Question 22(c),


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2013, Question 10


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2013, Question 19


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2013, Question 23(a)


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2012, Question 11



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2012, Question 16


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2011, Question 7


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2011, Question 14


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2011, Question 15


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2011, Question 22


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2010, Question 3


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2010, Question 8


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2010, Question 21


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2009, Question 2


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2009, Question 5


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2009, Question 6


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2009, Question 8


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2009, Question 9


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2008, Question 4


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2008, Question 5


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2008, Question 15


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2008, Question 24


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