New breakdowns of monetary and financial statistics

New breakdowns of monetary and financial statistics

New breakdowns of monetary and financial statistics

The FINANCIAL -- The forthcoming statistical releases on monetary developments, investment funds and financial vehicle corporations will include a more comprehensive breakdown by counterpart sectors. Namely the following counterpart sectors will be separately identified: insurance corporations, pension funds, money market funds, other investment funds, central banks and other deposit-taking corporations. In turn, the shares/units issued by investment funds will become distinguishable within equity assets.

Investment fund statistics will contain additional data on new categories of investment funds such as private equity funds and exchange-traded funds registered in the euro area. While investment funds data will continue to be published on the ECB website with monthly frequency, the frequency of the respective statistical press release will become quarterly from August 2015. The calendar of ECB statistical press releases has been changed accordingly.

Bank interest rate statistics will comprise additional indicators on outstanding loans broken down by residual maturity and next interest rate reset period. In addition, interest rates referring to renegotiated loans will be separately identified within the new business. Furthermore, the calculation of national interest rates and new business volumes will be enhanced; in some cases these methodological enhancements will consistently affect the whole time series, according to European Central Bank.

The initial releases of statistics including the new breakdowns will take place on the following dates: 27 July 2015 (monetary developments), 31 July 2015 (bank interest rates) and 18 August 2015 (investment funds and financial vehicle corporations).