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Financial markets survey

The annual Financial Markets Survey (FMS) collects basic quantitative financial market information (market size and activities) on securities for non-euro area EU countries.

The annual Financial Markets Survey (FMS) collects basic quantitative financial market information (market size and activities) on securities for non-euro area EU countries. The combination of the euro area securities issues statistics and the FMS makes it possible to analyse the structure of the securities market within the European Union. On an annual basis, non-euro area EU national central banks provide the ECB with statistics on outstanding amounts and gross issues of debt and equity securities. These national data (presented in euro as well as in domestic currencies) give an indication of how financial and non-financial sectors within an economy are seeking direct finance on the securities market.

The aggregation of the securities issues statistics for euro area countries and the FMS allows for the compilation of EU aggregates of short-term and long-term debt securities issued for various sub-sector breakdowns including Monetary Financial Institutions, Other Financial Institutions and Non-Financial Corporations. In the same way, it also allows for the compilation of an EU aggregate for equity securities issued. 


ECB Guideline on monetary and financial statistics (ECB/2014/43)

User’s Guide to the update of Securities Issues Statistics under the amended Guideline 2014 - 2015

Statistical press releases: Euro area securities issues statistics

Handbook on Securities Statistics