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Data presentation - Summary description

These data contain information on the aggregate consolidated profitability, balance sheets, asset quality, liquidity, funding, capital adequacy and solvency of EU banks, and refer to all EU Member States.

The banks are divided into three size groups: small, medium-sized and large. Information on foreign-controlled institutions active in EU countries is also provided. 

Data presentation - Detailed description

All data (for outstanding amounts and financial transactions) are reported in euro. The data are semi-annual, except for certain detailed breakdowns which are collected only annually

Statistical population

The sample is that of credit institutions (IFRS and non-IFRS reporters)

Reference area coverage

European Union

Sector coverage

Domestic credit institutions - Foreign EU & non-EU controlled subsidiaries and branches

Time coverage

From 2007 to 2013 for annual data, and from 2010H2 to 2014H1 for semi-annual data 

Methodological information
Source data type

Income statements and balance sheets of banks. 

Data collection method

The data received at national level are aggregated by reference sector:

  • Large domestic banks
  • Medium-sized domestic banks
  • Small domestic banks
  • Foreign EU controlled subsidiaries
  • Foreign non-EU controlled subsidiaries
  • Foreign EU controlled branches
  • Foreign non-EU controlled branches

Data for banking groups are reported on a consolidated basis

Time period

both annual and semi-annual

Base weight

data are not weighted

Frequency of data collection


Statistical concepts and definitions

For information about the naming convention (series key dimensions and metadata), refer to the CBD underlying DSD (ECB_CBD1) maintained by the ECB.

Accounting conventions

Financial accounting : stocks and flows

Statistical processing

Semi-annual flows are annualised by being multiplied by 2.

Data validation

Verification of data by accounting identities

Administrative Information

Consolidated Banking Data (discontinued)

Data source

National Supervisory Authorities

Comparability - geographical

The aggregated values at EU and euro area level for 2007 do not cover all the EU and euro area countries at this date due to data availability constraints. See starting date for the corresponding series at country level for further details on the underlying population.


Publication approximately 8 months after the reference period

Documentation on methodology

Some more detailed background information on the Consolidated Banking Data released by the ECB may be found here:  CBD Website .

Technical Information

Download the series catalogue containing a full list of series and associated metadata of the dataset CBD in CSV format (zipped)

Dataset last update
21 November 2014 15:10 CET
Metadata last update
7 September 2022 12:17 CEST