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Data presentation - Summary description

The dataset contains the official reserve assets of the euro area, as well as individual EU country data. National reserve assets statistics are collected in the context of Guideline ECB/2011/23 of 9 December 2011 (as amended) and both, national data and euro area aggregates, follow the principles and classifications of the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6).

Data presentation - Detailed description

Detailed documentation on the international reserve assets of the Eurosystem can be found on the ECB website  

Template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity  Data Template

Methodological information
Time period


Statistical concepts and definitions

For information about the naming convention (series key dimensions and metadata), refer to the RA6 underlying DSD (BOP1_15) maintained by the IMF.

Statistical processing


Administrative Information

RA6 - International Reserves of the Eurosystem (BPM6)

Data source

National Central Banks

Contact organisation

European Central Bank

Quality documentation

The data are published on the website on the 15th day of each month with reference to the previous month (see the ECB publications calendar ).

Timeliness - source data

10th calendar day with reference to the previous month

Dissemination format - other formats

Statistics Bulletin, ECB website

Technical Information

Download the series catalogue containing a full list of series and associated metadata of the dataset RA6 in CSV format (zipped)

Dataset last update
21 March 2023 12:00 CET
Metadata last update
7 September 2022 12:17 CEST