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Data presentation - Summary description

The PCT dataset currently contains information on:

  • Statistics on credit transfers sent
  • Statistics on credit transfers received
Methodological information
Source data type

National data are collected and compiled by EU NCBs

Time period

Quarterly and semi-annual data since 2022

Frequency of data collection

Quarterly or semi-annual

Statistical concepts and definitions

For information about the naming convention (series key dimensions and metadata), refer to the PDD underlying DSD (ECB_PAY3) maintained by the ECB.

Statistical unit

Pure number, EUR (euro area Member States) and domestic currencies (non-euro area Member States)

Administrative Information

PDD – Direct debit

Data source

National Central Banks in the European Union

Contact organisation

DG-S Financial Statistics (MOE/FINS

Quality management

Structured Feedback Reports and confirmation of data by NCBs


Data are published 7 months after the reference period for semi-annual data. Quarterly data is published together with the semi-annual data (data for two quarters published at a time).

Release policy - release calendar
Dissemination format

ECB’s Statistical Data Warehouse; time series to the ESCB; updated documentation in the ECB’s website

Dissemination format - news release
Documentation on methodology
Technical Information

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

Dataset last update
18 June 2024 10:00 CEST
Metadata last update
8 November 2023 10:13 CET