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Data presentation - Summary description

The dataset contains the balance of payments (b.o.p.) and the international investment position (i.i.p.) for European Union countries.

The b.o.p. and the i.i.p statistics generally follow the IMF Balance of Payments Manual(BPM5). The ECB publication European Union balance of Payments/International Investment Position Statistical Methods ("B.o.p. book"), available on the ECB Website, contains details on the compilation of the national b.o.p/i.i.p. collection systems.

National Currency: EUR

Methodological information
Source data type

The ECB publication European Union Balance of payments/International Investment Position Statistical Methods ( b.o.p book), also avilable on the ECB website, contains further details on national collection systems.

Data collection method

Concept and Definitions : EU countries may accommodate different national concepts in ST1 data with respect to the ECB requirements, definitions and methods.


Time period

Monthly and Quarterly (b.o.p.) and Quarterly and Annual (I.I.P.)

Frequency of data collection

Monthly, Quarterly, Annual

Statistical concepts and definitions

For information about the naming convention (series key dimensions and metadata), refer to the ST1 underlying DSD (ECB_BOP1) maintained by the ECB.

Statistical processing
Data compilation

Net i.i.p. for France is only available at annual frequency.


The data are non seasonally adjusted.

Data revision

EU countries may send revisions according to internal release timetables and in order to synchronize their databases with the SDW.

Administrative Information

ST1 - Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, national data (discontiued)

Data source

National Central Banks or National Statistics Offices. IMF SDDS Website.

Contact organisation

European Central Bank

Dissemination format

National; Press Releases; ECB Orange Book;

Dissemination format - publications

The data are released according to national compilers" production and release calendars

Technical Information

Download the series catalogue containing a full list of series and associated metadata of the dataset ST1 in CSV format (zipped)

Dataset last update
28 November 2014 02:53 CET
Metadata last update
7 September 2022 12:17 CEST