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  Data characteristics The dataset contains the balance of payments (b.o.p.) and the international investment position (i.i.p.) for European Union countries.
  Short presentation of data items The b.o.p. and the i.i.p statistics generally follow the IMF Balance of Payments Manual(BPM5). The ECB publication European Union balance of Payments/International Investment Position Statistical Methods ("B.o.p. book"), available on the ECB Website, contains details on the compilation of the national b.o.p/i.i.p. collection systems.
  National currency EUR
  Types of data source National Central Banks and/or National Statistics Offices.
  Seasonal adjustment The data are non seasonally adjusted.
  Periodicity Monthly and Quarterly (b.o.p.) and Quarterly and Annual (I.I.P.)
  Timeliness The data are released according to national compilers' production and release calendars
  Update frequency EU countries may send revisions according to internal release timetables and in order to synchronize their databases with the SDW.
  Catalog Download the series catalogue (complete list of series) of the dataset ST1 (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 are 23 characters long, each dimension being separated by a dot:
Positions Dimension Example
1-3 Key family ST1 (national data of euro area countries)
5 Frequency M (monthly), Q (quarterly), A (annual)
7-8 Reporting area e.g. DE (Germany)
10 Adjustment indicator N (non-seasonally adjusted)
12 Type of flow or stock 2 (credit flow), 3 (debit flow), 4 (net flow), 8 (i.i.p., end-period stocks)
14-16 B.o.p. item e.g. 703 (other investment assets)
Currency breakdown
N (all currencies)
20-21 Counterpart area A1 (rest of the world)
23 Denomination E (euro)

Example: The series key of the net current account for Portugal would be: ST1.M.PT.N.4.993.N.A1.E
  Means of release National; Press Releases;
  Concepts and Definitions EU countries may accommodate different national concepts in ST1 data with respect to the ECB requirements, definitions and methods.
  Nature of the basic statistical data The ECB publication European Union Balance of payments/International Investment Position Statistical Methods ( b.o.p book), also avilable on the ECB website, contains further details on national collection systems.
  Data collection Monthly, Quarterly, Annual
  Survey organization for gathering source National Central Banks or National Statistics Offices. IMF SDDS Website.
  Compilation practices Net i.i.p. for France is only available at annual frequency.

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