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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
  Title

Insurance Corporations & Pension Funds Statistics

  Data source

European Central Bank

  Contact email address

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TECHNICAL INFORMATION
 
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  Data presentation - Summary description

These statistics refer to the assets and liabilities of euro area insurance corporations and pension funds (ICPFs), covering both outstanding amounts and transactions for selected key series on insurance technical reserves. In general, the statistics refer to non-consolidated data, based on the host-approach and at market value (with the exception of deposits and loans, which are at nominal value).

  Data presentation - Detailed description

This dataset presents statistics on the assets and liabilities of euro area insurance corporations and pension funds (ICPFs) (as defined in ESA 95).
National Central Banks (NCBs) provide data on a "best effort" basis, as they are not legally obliged to report by any Regulation (short-term approach).
These statistics are available as from the first quarter of 2008.

  Reference area coverage

Euro area

  Sector coverage

Insurance corporations and pension funds (as defined in ESA 95). In addition to statistics on the assets and liabilities of all ICPFs aggregated for the sector as a whole, separate statistics on the balance sheets of insurance corporations (ICs) and pension funds (PFs) are also available on a quarterly basis.

 
METHODOLOGICAL INFORMATION
  Source data type

In the context of the short-term approach, euro area national central banks collect data from available data sources (e.g. supervisory authorities or statistic datasets).

  Time period

These statistics are available as from reference period 2008Q1 for quarterly data; annual data dates back to 2008.

  Frequency of data collection

Quarterly and annually

  Statistical unit

Balance sheet items of euro area insurance corporations and pension funds.

  Accounting conventions

The main national data sources are existing supervisory collection systems, complemented with other existing NCB datasets such as data from monetary financial institutions (MFIs), securities issues statistics, balance of payments statistics, or, in some cases, existing direct reporting by ICPFs and estimates made for the national financial accounts. Owing to this nature, the statistics are standardised across euro area countries, but not fully harmonised.

 
STATISTICAL PROCESSING
  Adjustment

Neither seasonally nor working day adjusted.

  Data revision - practice

Based on the verification of balance sheet constraints and checks on plausibility of developments at various levels of aggregation based on time series techniques and judgement. Cross-check with other ECB data sources.

 
DISSEMINATION
  Release policy

Euro area ICPF aggregates are published at a quarterly frequency, except certain detailed breakdowns which are only shown at an annual frequency. National aggregates are published at an annual frequency.

  Release policy - release calendar

Publication approximately 14 weeks after the reference period.

 
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