To carry out the analysis required for monetary policy, the ECB and the ESCB need comprehensive and reliable government finance statistics based on the ESA 2010. Government finance statistics form an important part of the integrated system of sectoral non-financial and financial accounts for the euro area.
Annual GFS data are based on the data transmitted at least twice a year to the European Central Bank (ECB) by the national central banks (NCBs). Quarterly GFS are based on the data transmitted by Eurostat and are defined by reference to the European System of Accounts 2010. Monthly government debt securities indicators are compiled from the security-by-security information collected in the ESCB’s Centralised Securities Database (CSDB). This information allows the compilation of the outstanding amounts, issuances, redemptions, average residual maturity, annual growth rates, schedules of maturing debt, and other indicators. GFS data presented in the ECB Statistical Data Warehouse (SDW) are organized within seven sub-categories:
3. deficit/surplus and consumption;
4. EU budget transactions
5. government debt;
6. change in debt and
7. financial accounts.
|Dataset||Browsing and Excel export||XML export||Calendar|
|E09 - Government Tax and Social Contributions Receipts Statistics (Eurostat ESA2010 TP, table 9)||Data||Bulk download|
|E11 - Classification of the Functions of Government Statistics (Eurostat ESA2010 TP, table 11)||Data||Bulk download|
|EDP - EDP tables||Data||Bulk download||Release calendar|
|GFS - Government Finance Statistics||Data||Bulk download||Release calendar|
Below you can find the list of publications and reports where government data appear
|ESRB Risk Dashboard|
|Debt securities issuance and service by EU governments|
The ECB's government finance statistics dashboard allows you to access all the latest data for the euro area, the EU and individual EU Member States in graphical form.
For further information on the Government finance statistics, please access the documentation below:
Public Sector Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users, a useful source of reference for national compilers and users of debt statistics of the general government and, more broadly, the public sector.