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Data presentation - Summary description

The dataset contains the official reserve assets for the euro area as a whole and at national level for the Monetary Union"s participant countries. The statistics generally follow the breakdown of the 5th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments Manual (BPM5). Methodological notes on the reserve assets of the euro area and of the ECB are available on the ECB website.

Data presentation - Detailed description

The ECB publication The statistical treatment of Eurosystem"s international reserves , also available on the ECB website, contains further details on the compilation of euro area reserve assets statistics.

Methodological information
Time period


Time period - collection

monthly, quarterly, annual

Statistical concepts and definitions

For information about the naming convention (series key dimensions and metadata), refer to the RA underlying DSD (ECB_BOP1) maintained by the ECB.

Statistical processing

non-seasonally adjusted data

Data validation

Manual checks

Automatised FAME processin

Data revision - policy

MSs may report revisions to the ECB at any time (See Section 6.2 of the BOP data exchange booklet).

Administrative Information

RA - International Reserves of the Eurosystem (discontinued)

Data source

National Central Banks and ECB

Contact organisation

European Central Bank


Money and Banking, BIS

Dissemination format - publications

The data are published on the  Website  on the last working day of each month with reference to the previous month (see Section 6.2 of the BOP data exchange booklet).

Dissemination format - other formats

Statistics Bulletin

Technical Information

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

Dataset last update
30 September 2014 12:15 CEST
Metadata last update
10 November 2022 11:04 CET