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  Short presentation of data items Statistics on debt securities and listed shares issued by (1) euro area residents and euro denominated issues issued by the Rest of the World, encompassing outstanding amounts, transactions and growth rates; (2) residents of non-euro area EU Member States encompassing outstanding amounts and gross issues (debt securities, only); see Financial Markets Survey (FMS).
Access by the public
  Dissemination formats With the publication of the November 2014 updates on securities issues (SEC) statistics, changes were incorporated arising from the implementation of updated Guideline on monetary and financial statistics (ECB/2014/15), which are described in a user guide published on the ECB’s website: User guide to the update of securities issues statistics under the amended Guideline ECB/2014/15
  Other Monthly Press Release
  Principal legislation—stat. compl. Council regulation (EC) No2533/98 of 23 November 1998 concerning the collection of statistical information by the European Central Bank.
  Principal legislation—statistical con. Council regulation (EC) No2533/98 of 23 November 1998 concerning the collection of statistical information by the European Central Bank.
  Revision policy As far as possible, revisions are taken on board together with the regular updates.
  Notification of methodological change Conceptual / methodological changes are incorporated via updates of the Guidelines and are explained at the latest with the release of any revised statistics.
Quality references
  International / Supranational guidelines European System of Accounts (ESA 2010)
  Geographic coverage EU member states: debt securities and listed shares; Rest of the World: euro-denominated debt securities.
  Sector coverage Central government, other state & local government, Non-Financial Corporations, Monetary Financial Institutions (MFIs), financial corporations other than MFIs.
  Transactions coverage Gross issues, redemptions and net issues; FMS data cover only gross issues.
  Accounting basis and exceptions Stocks: amounts outstanding at end of reference month (FMS: end of reference year); transactions: amounts recorded during the reference month (FMS: during reference year).
  Valuation Nominal (face) value for debt securities, market value for listed shares.
  Data collection (1) Euro area countries: monthly outstanding amounts, gross issues and redemptions volumes on debt securities and listed shares,broken down per issuing sector, maturity and currency of transaction. (2) Non-euro area EU Member States: annual Financial Markets Survey (FMS) on outstanding amounts (of debt securities and listed shares) and gross issues (of debt securities), broken down per issuing sector, maturity and currency of transaction.
  Assessment of source data Consistency checks, Logical checks and comparison with MFI data.
  Data processing Aggregation by national datasources for each NCB and thereafter by the ECB
  Index type Multiplicative
  Validation Done within ECB with automated quality assessment checks and double checked with each NCB within each monthly (/annual) update.

Securities Issues Statistics (SEC)

  Data source

European Central Bank

  Contact email address

Statistical Information Request form

  Contact mail address

European Central Bank
60640 Frankfurt am Main 

  Legal acts and other agreements

ECB Guideline ( ECB/2014/15) as amended, in particular Part 12 in Annex II, European System of Accounts (ESA 2010).

  Data presentation - Summary description

Securities issues statistics (SEC) are produced by the ECB based on monthly data reported by the national central banks of the euro area. They cover data on outstanding amounts, issuances, 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 SEC data are published in a monthly press release six weeks after the end of the reference month.

The annual Financial Markets Survey (FMS) collects basic data on outstanding amounts and issuances of debt securities and market capitalisation of listed shares for non-euro area EU countries.

  Source data type

The national central banks of the euro area report monthly data to the ECB using national data sources or international data providers. The Bank of International Settlements provides statistics on euro-denominated debt securities issued by non-euro area residents. For the Financial Markets Survey (FMS), the national central banks of the non-euro area EU Member States report annual data to the ECB.

  Time period

In general, data are presented as of the reference period December 1989 onwards, where available. The FMS data cover the outstanding amounts at end-December and the annual totals of gross issues starting with (December) 1998, where available.

  Time period - collection

Monthly for euro area countries; annual for non-euro area EU Member States (FMS).

  Base period

The base period for the calculation of growth rates is December 2008.

  Classification system

The data up to the end of November 2012 are computed in accordance with the ESA 95 methodology. Thereafter, the data are based on the ESA 2010 methodology (see User guide to the update of securities issues statistics under the amended Guideline ECB/2014/15).

  Statistical unit

EUR (million), in addition domestic currency (million) for non-euro area EU Member States (FMS)


Nominal value (face value) for debt securities; market value for listed shares.


Seasonal adjustment for selected series at euro area level. The seasonally adjusted series end with the code "S".


Where necessary, based on reference series from alternate data sources selected and approved by NCBs.

  Coherence - cross domain

Securities issues by MFIs are checked for consistency with BSI statistics.

  Release policy - release calendar

In general, publication on 6th week after end of reference month. The FMS data are published annually, during the 2nd quarter of a year.

  Dissemination format - online database

Simultaneously to all parties in the ESCB and the public via:

  Last updated 12/NOV/2018 14:12:08

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