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  Dataset description List of IEAQ dataset codes
  Documentation Background note
  Source agency ECB and Eurostat
  Short presentation of data items The European sector accounts provide a comprehensive and comparable overview of the European economy as a whole. They record all “transactions” between economic agents grouped by “sector”. Stocks of assets and liabilities are recorded in balance sheets. The system forms a sequence of interlinked accounts. The institutional sectors bring together economic agents with broadly similar behaviour: non-financial corporations (code S.11), financial corporations (S.12), general government (S.13), households and non-profit institutions serving households (S.14 + S.15). Moreover, an additional sector detail of MFIs (S12K), OFIs (S12P) and insurance corporations and pension funds (S125) is provided for financial transactions and stocks. Transactions and financial claims between economic agents resident in the euro area/EU25 and economic agents resident elsewhere are recorded in the “rest of the world” (S.2) accounts. The sector accounts thus show the interactions among the different sectors of the European economy, and between them and the rest of the world. Transactions are classified according to their economic nature (e.g.: payment and receipt of wages or taxes, consumption, assumption of a loan, etc.). For each transaction in the current accounts (and for capital transfers) “resources” and “uses” are recorded. For instance, the resources side of the transaction category “interest” records the amounts of interest receivable by the different sectors of the economy. The uses side shows interest payable. For each type of transaction, total resources of all sectors and the rest of the world equal total uses. For the transactions in the capital accounts (other than capital transfers) and the financial accounts, the distinction is between “changes in liabilities” and “changes in assets”. Transactions are grouped into a sequence of accounts covering a specific aspect of the economic process, ranging from production, generation and (re)distribution of income through consumption and investment to borrowing and lending. Each account leads to a balancing item, which is calculated as total resources minus total uses or total changes in financial assets minus total changes in liabilities. Balance sheets record for each domestic sector the (non-financial and financial) assets and liabilities valued at market prices on the date to which the balance sheet relates. At present, only financial balance sheets are available, and these are only available for the euro area. The external financial assets and liabilities account shows the financial position of the euro area vis-à-vis the rest of the world and vice versa. The financial balance sheets group similar types of financial instrument into financial asset and liability categories, such as holdings of deposits, loans and shares. The changes in financial balance sheets can be divided into changes arising from financial transactions and other changes. The financial transactions cover net acquisitions of financial assets and net incurrence of liabilities, while the other changes mainly reflect revaluations due to changes in the market prices of financial instruments.
  Analytical framework European System of Accounts 1995 (ESA95)
  National currency EUR/ECU
  Types of data source Quarterly national financial and non-financial accounts. Other data sources cover MFI statistics, balance of payments statistics, general government statistics.
  Seasonal adjustment Data are not seasonally adjusted
  Timeliness approximately t+120 days
  Update frequency Quarterly
  Catalog Download the series catalogue (complete list of series) of the dataset IEAQ (Public) (including the metadata): Excel 2013 or the earlier Excel versions.
  Dissemination formats Data are disseminated to ECB Statistical Data Warehouse on the internet. At the same time, quarterly updates are published in a Press Release and updated on the ECB Monthly Bulletin and Statistics Pocket Book.
  Monthly bulletin ECB Monthly Bulletin Euro area statistics section, chapter 3
  Other ECB Statistics Pocket Book, chapter 6
  Concepts and Definitions In accordance with ESA95
  International / Supranational guidelines European System of Accounts 1995
  Geographic coverage Euro area
  Sector coverage All sectors (two digit) Sectors as defined in ESA95
  Exceptions For the financial accounts sector detail (MFIs, OFIs and Insurance corporations and pension funds) for financial corporations available.
  Transactions coverage Transactions, other flows, balance sheets and balancing items as defined in ESA95
  Classifications / Sectorization Classification of institutional sectors, Classification of transactions and other flows
  International / Supranational guidelines ESA95
  Accounting basis and exceptions As defined in ESA95
  Timing of observations Accrual
  Types of prices Current prices
  Valuation Market prices
  Grossing / netting procedures Non-financial accounts are generally non-consolidated except the general government sector. Also financial accounts are not consolidated.
Definition/GlossaryGlossary of terminology

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