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Data presentation - Summary description

The balance of payments (b.o.p.) provides harmonised information on international transactions which are part of the current account (goods, services, income and current transfers), but also on transactions which fall in the capital and financial account. The dataset contains the quarterly b.o.p. for the European Union as a whole vis-à-vis its main trading partners.

Data presentation - Detailed description
Methodological information
Time period


Statistical concepts and definitions

For information about the naming convention (series key dimensions and metadata), refer to the ESB underlying DSD (EUROSTAT_BOP_01) maintained by the ECB.

Administrative Information

ESB - European Union Balance of Payments - (discontinued)

Data source


Contact organisation

European Central Bank

Technical Information

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

Dataset last update
18 July 2014 11:07 CEST
Metadata last update
3 June 2022 14:28 CEST