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Data presentation - Summary description

The PSS dataset currently contains information on:


  • Statistics on access and usage of payment services
  • Statistics on access and usage of payment terminals
  • Statistics on TARGET2 per country
  • Statistics on national retail and large-value payment systems
  • Statistics on pan-european systems
  • Euro area aggregates and comparative indicators
Methodological information
Source data type

National data are collected and compiled by EU NCBs

Time period

Annual data since 2000 to ongoing

Base period

No base period

Frequency of data collection


Statistical concepts and definitions

For information about the naming convention (series key dimensions and metadata), refer to the PSS underlying DSD (ECB_PSS1) maintained by the ECB.

Statistical unit

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

Statistical processing
Data validation

Structured Feedback Reports and confirmation of data/tables by NCBs 

Data revision - policy

Revisions to historical data are transmitted alongside data reported for the latest reference period

Administrative Information

PSS - Payments and Settlement Systems Statistics

Data source

National Central Banks in the European Union

Quality management

Logical and plausibility checking


Data are published 9 months after the reference period.

Release policy - release calendar

Release calendar schedule on the ECB's website:

Dissemination format

ECB's Data Portal; 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 PSS in CSV format (zipped)

Dataset last update
15 September 2023 10:00 CEST
Metadata last update
17 March 2023 14:50 CET