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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 RAS underlying DSD (BOP) maintained by the IMF.

Statistical processing


Administrative Information

RAS - 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 RAS in CSV format (zipped)

Dataset last update
15 July 2024 12:00 CEST
Metadata last update
3 February 2023 16:11 CET