The data are collected for payments statistics purposes.
Information on settlement media (currency in circulation, overnight deposits) used in the economy.
Payment service providers (PSPs) as defined in Directive 2007/64/EC
National data are collected and compiled by EU NCBs
Monthly, quarterly, annual data since 2000 to ongoing
No base period
For information about the naming convention (series key dimensions and metadata), refer to the BSP underlying DSD (ECB_BSI1) maintained by the ECB.
EUR (euro area Member States) and domestic currencies (non-euro area Member States)
Structured Feedback Reports and confirmation of data/tables by NCBs
Revisions to historical data are transmitted alongside data reported for the latest reference period
BSP - Balance Sheet Items for Payments
National Central Banks in the European Union
Logical and plausibility checking
Data are published 9 months after the reference period
Release calendar schedule on the ECB"s website:
ECB's Data Portal; time series to the ESCB; updated documentation in the ECB's website
Press release in Q3 of each year
Payments Statistics on the ECB website:
Council regulation (EC) No 2533/98 of 23 November 1998 concerning the collection of statistical information by the European Central Bank:
ECB legal framework:
Download the series catalogue containing a full list of series and associated metadata of the dataset BSP in CSV format (zipped)