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 Contact person Statistical Information Request form
European Central Bank
 Address PO Box 16 03 19
Frankfurt am Main
Germany, D-60066
  Source agency European Central Bank
  Data category Securities Issues Statistics (SEC)
  Short presentation of data items Statistics on debt securities and listed shares issued by (1) euro area residents and euro denominated issues issued by the Rest of the World, encompassing outstanding amounts, transactions and growth rates; (2) residents of non-euro area EU Member States encompassing outstanding amounts and gross issues (debt securities, only); see Financial Markets Survey (FMS).
  Analytical framework ECB Guideline ( ECB/2014/15 ) as amended, in particular Part 12 in Annex II, European System of Accounts (ESA 2010).
  National currency EUR (million), in addition domestic currency (million) for non-euro area EU Member States (FMS)
  Types of data source The national central banks of the euro area report monthly data to the ECB using national data sources or international data providers. The Bank of International Settlements provides statistics on euro-denominated debt securities issued by non-euro area residents. For the FMS, the national central banks of the non-euro area EU Member States report annual data to the ECB.
  Reference period In general, data are presented as of the reference period December 1989 onwards, where available. The base period for the calculation of growth rates is December 2008. The FMS data cover the outstanding amounts at end-December and the annual totals of gross issues starting with (December) 1998, where available. The data up to the end of November 2012 are computed in accordance with the ESA 95 methodology. Thereafter, the data are based on the ESA 2010 methodology (see User guide to the update of securities issues statistics under the amended Guideline ECB/2014/15).
  Seasonal adjustment Yes, for selected series at euro area level. The seasonally adjusted series end with the code "S".
  Timeliness In general, publication on 6th week after end of reference month. The FMS data are published annually, during the 2nd quarter of a year.
  Catalog Download the series catalogue (complete list of series) of the dataset SEC (Public) (including the metadata): Excel 2013 or the earlier Excel versions.
Access by the public
  Means of release Simultaneously to all parties in the ESCB and the public via:
  Dissemination formats With the publication of the November 2014 updates on securities issues (SEC) statistics, changes were incorporated arising from the implementation of updated Guideline on monetary and financial statistics (ECB/2014/15), which are described in a user guide published on the ECB’s website: User guide to the update of securities issues statistics under the amended Guideline ECB/2014/15
  Other Monthly Press Release
  Principal legislation—stat. compl. Council regulation (EC) No2533/98 of 23 November 1998 concerning the collection of statistical information by the European Central Bank.
  Principal legislation—statistical con. Council regulation (EC) No2533/98 of 23 November 1998 concerning the collection of statistical information by the European Central Bank.
  Revision policy As far as possible, revisions are taken on board together with the regular updates.
  Notification of methodological change Conceptual / methodological changes are incorporated via updates of the Guidelines and are explained at the latest with the release of any revised statistics.
Quality references
  Coherence and consistency with other ind Securities issues by MFIs checked for consistency with BSI statistics, listed shares data checked with stock market indices data.
  International / Supranational guidelines European System of Accounts (ESA 2010)
  Geographic coverage EU member states: debt securities and listed shares; Rest of the World: euro-denominated debt securities.
  Sector coverage Central government, other state & local government, Non-Financial Corporations, Monetary Financial Institutions (MFIs), financial corporations other than MFIs.
  Transactions coverage Gross issues, redemptions and net issues; FMS data cover only gross issues.
  Accounting basis and exceptions Stocks: amounts outstanding at end of reference month (FMS: end of reference year); transactions: amounts recorded during the reference month (FMS: during reference year).
  Valuation Nominal (face) value for debt securities, market value for listed shares.
  Grossing / netting procedures Net issues calculated as the difference between gross issues and redemptions.
  Data collection (1) Euro area countries: monthly outstanding amounts, gross issues and redemptions volumes on debt securities and listed shares,broken down per issuing sector, maturity and currency of transaction. (2) Non-euro area EU Member States: annual Financial Markets Survey (FMS) on outstanding amounts (of debt securities and listed shares) and gross issues (of debt securities), broken down per issuing sector, maturity and currency of transaction.
  Frequency with which source gathered Monthly for euro area countries; annual for non-euro area EU Member States (Financial Markets Survey).
  Assessment of source data Consistency checks, Logical checks and comparison with MFI data.
  Data processing Aggregation by national datasources for each NCB and thereafter by the ECB
  Estimation Where necessary, based on reference series from alternate data sources selected and approved by NCBs.
  Index type Multiplicative
  Validation Done within ECB with automated quality assessment checks and double checked with each NCB within each monthly (/annual) update.

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