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BP6 - Balance of Payments and International Investment Position (BPM6)


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  Dataset contact e-mail Statistical Information Request form
 
Data Go to the top of BP6 - Balance of Payments and International Investment Position (BPM6).
  Dataset description The dataset contains the balance of payments (b.o.p.) and the international investment position (i.i.p.) of the euro area, as well as individual EU country data. National b.o.p. and i.i.p. statistics are collected in the context of Guideline ECB/2011/23 of 9 December 2011 (as amended) and both, national data and euro area aggregates, follow the principles and classifications of the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6).
  Documentation Detailed documentation on b.o.p/i.i.p. can be found on the ECB website
  Periodicity Monthly and quarterly
  Timeliness The monthly data are published around 7 weeks after the end of the reference month, whereas the quarterly data are published 3 months after the reference quarter (see the ECB publication calendar)
  Catalog Download the series catalogue (complete list of series) of the dataset BP6 (Public) (including the metadata): Excel 2013 or the earlier Excel versions.
  ECB dataset naming convention

The series keys related to the balance of payments items in the ECB database have 17 dimensions, each being separated by a dot:

Dimension Example

Key family

BP6 (Euro area and euro area countries)

Frequency

M (Monthly), Q (Quarterly), A (Annual)

Adjustment indicator

N (Neither seasonal nor working day adjusted)

Reference country or area

I8 (Euro area)

Counterpart country or area

W1 (Rest of the World)

Reference sector

S1 (Total economy)

Counterpart sector

S121 (Central Bank)

Flows and Stocks indicator

T (Transactions)

Accounting entry

A (Assets)

International accounts item

FA (Financial Account)

Functional category

_T (All functional categories)

Instrument and assets classification

F (Total financial assets/liabilities)

Maturity

T (All original maturities)

Unit of measure

EUR (Euro)

Currency of denomination

_T (All currencies of denomination)

Valuation

N (Nominal value)

Compilation methodology

N (Compilation methodology based on international standards)

Example: The series key of the quarterly net current account for the euro area would be: BP6.Q.N.I8.W1.S1.S1.T.B.CA._Z._Z._Z.EUR._T._X.N

 
Access by the public Go to the top of BP6 - Balance of Payments and International Investment Position (BPM6).
  Publications catalogue Statistics Bulletin, chapter 7
  Hardcopy ISSN: 1830-0081; ISSN: 1830-0073
  Dissemination Statistical press releases of the euro area balance of payments
 
Integrity Go to the top of BP6 - Balance of Payments and International Investment Position (BPM6).
  Revision policy Revisions to national data and euro area aggregates follow a pre-defined practice. Quarterly data are more extensively revised when data for the second and fourth quarters are first published; monthly data are kept consistent with quarterly data, hence revised in line with the availability/review of quarterly data.
  Means of informing the public Monthly Bulletin, ECB website, Press Releases
 
Quality references Go to the top of BP6 - Balance of Payments and International Investment Position (BPM6).
  Title Annual Quality Report
  Electronic 2015 Quality Report (April 2016)
 
Methodology Go to the top of BP6 - Balance of Payments and International Investment Position (BPM6).
  Nature of the basic statistical data The b.o.p./i.i.p. statistics are compiled on the basis of several data sources, namely surveys, administrative data and other macro-economic statistics. The IMF BPM6 Compilation Guide gives a good overview of a tipical b.o.p./i.i.p. data compilation system.
  Survey organization for gathering source National Central Banks and/or National Statistics Offices
  Adjustments none
  Seasonal adjustment Non-adjusted as well as seasonally and working day adjusted