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Securities issues

Securities issues statistics produced by the ECB, focus on capital inflows and outflows to and from the financial markets. The monthly statistics published in a monthly press release six weeks after the end of the reference month cover data on outstanding amounts, issues, redemptions and growth rates of debt securities and listed shares. All these data are broken down by issuer country and sector, instrument type, original maturity, coupon type and currency of denomination.

The securities issues statistics cover the issuance of securities other than shares (i.e. debt securities) and of listed shares by euro area residents. The statistics relate to outstanding amounts (stocks), transactions (gross issuance, redemptions and net issuance) and growth rates. The securities issues statistics for the euro area are published in a monthly press release six weeks after the end of the reference month. For publication dates, see the Release calendar for the Euro area securities issues statistics.

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The securities issues statistics for the euro area are published in a monthly press release six weeks after the end of the reference month. They are also published in the Statistical Annex to the ECB’s Economic Bulletin, Statistical Bulletin and Annual Report.

 Publication Tables
Press releases


Euro area securities issues statistics Tables

Euro area securities issues statistics Charts

Economic Bulletin

 2. Financial developments (sections  2.6 and 2.7)


Statistics Bulletin

 4. Financial markets (sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4)


Annual Report

 1. Financial  and monetary developments (Statistical section, tables 1.8 and 1.9)



Euro area securities issues statistics are produced by Eurosystem statisticians, based on the principle of decentralisation, in accordance with the commonly agreed framework for producing statistics. The ECB is responsible for providing the aggregated statistics for the euro area, while the dissemination of national datasets is the responsibility of individual euro area countries.

Securities issues statistics cover issues by entities resident in the euro area. Issues by foreign-owned entities located in the euro area are also classified as issues by euro area residents. Issues by entities located outside the euro area but owned by euro area residents are treated as issues by non-euro area residents.

Outstanding amounts refer to the stock of securities at the end of the period.

Gross issues cover all issues for cash; gross issues lead to the creation of new instruments and, as such, increase the outstanding amounts.

Redemptions comprise all repurchases by the issuer for cash, whether at maturity or earlier; redemptions lead to the deletion of instruments and thereby reduce the outstanding amounts.

Net issues refer to gross issues minus redemptions during the same period. In principle, net issues correspond to the change in outstanding amounts between two periods, although differences may arise as a result of valuation changes, reclassifications and other adjustments during a particular period.

Growth rates are calculated to monitor historical and recent trends in the issuance of securities by euro area residents broken down by sector, maturity and currency. The growth rates exclude any changes to the outstanding amounts which are not due to transactions.


For further information on the Securities issues statistics, please access the documentation below:

ECB Guideline on monetary and financial statistics (ECB/2014/43)

User’s Guide to the update of Securities Issues Statistics under the amended Guideline 2014 - 2015

Statistical press releases: Euro area securities issues statistics

Handbook on Securities Statistics