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  Periodicity quarterly, annual
  Catalog Download the series catalogue (complete list of series) of the dataset ST3 (Public) (including the metadata): Excel 2013 or the earlier Excel versions.
  ECB dataset naming convention Untitled Document

The series keys related to the balance of payments items in the ECB database are 23 characters long, each dimension being separated by a dot:





Key family

ST3 ( euro area with a geographical breakdown )



Q (quarterly), A (annual)


Reporting area

U2 (euro area changing concept), I2 (euro area fixed concept 12 countries)


Adjustment indicator

N (non-seasonally adjusted)


Type of flow or stock

2 (credit flow), 3 (debit flow), 4 (net flow), 8 (i.i.p., end-period stocks)


B.o.p. item

e.g. 703 (other investment assets)


Residency of issuer

N (not applicable)


Counterpart area

e.g. DK (Denmark)

Example: The series key of the net current account of the euro area vis-à-vis Denmark would be: ST3.Q.I2.N.4.993.N.DK.E

  Nature of the basic statistical data The concepts and definitions used in balance of payments (b.o.p.) and international investment position (i.i.p.) statistics are generally in line with the IMF Balance of Payments Manual (fifth edition, October 1993), the ECB Guideline of 16 July 2004 on the statistical reporting requirements of the ECB (ECB/2004/15), and Eurostat documents. Additional references about the methodologies and sources used in the euro area b.o.p. and i.i.p. statistics can be found in the ECB publication entitled “ European Union balance of payments/international investment position statistical methods
  Adjustments none
  Seasonal adjustment none
  Validation Manual checks
  Verification of data Manual checks

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