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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
  Title

Pension Funds Assets and Liabilities

  Data source

European Central Bank

  Contact email address

Statistical Information Request form

 
 
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  Data presentation - Summary description

These statistics refer to the assets and liabilities of euro area pension funds (PFs) and the data currently cover end-of-quarter outstanding amounts and selected financial transactions.

  Data presentation - Detailed description

This dataset presents statistics on the assets and liabilities of pension funds (PFs) which belong to the sector “pension funds (PFs)” in the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010). These statistics replace the non-harmonised euro area pension funds statistics that have been published by the ECB in the context of euro area insurance corporations and pension funds (ICPF) and data are available as of Q1 2016. The new pension funds statistics differ from the previously published statistics in terms of completeness and level of detail - a direct comparison of the new and old statistics is therefore not always possible. The previously published ICPF statistics are also available in the Statistical Data Warehouse for the reference periods Q1 2008 to Q2 2016.

  Reference area coverage

Euro area

  Sector coverage

Pension funds belonging to the sector "pension funds (PFs)" in the ESA 2010

 
METHODOLOGICAL INFORMATION
  Source data type

The statistical requirements for pension funds (PFs) statistics are laid down in the Guideline of 4 April 2014 on monetary and financial statistics (ECB/2014/15) (as amended by Guideline ECB/2015/44), which defines the statistical standards on the type of information on PFs’ assets and liabilities that have to be compiled by the national central banks for the PF sector. These in turn report national aggregates to the ECB.

  Time period

These statistics are available as of reference period Q1 2016 and replace the non-harmonised euro area pension funds statistics which have been published by the ECB in the context of euro area insurance corporations and pension funds (ICPF). ICPF data, including PFs data, are available for the reference periods Q1 2008 to Q2 2016.

  Time period - collection

Quarterly

  Frequency of data collection

Quarterly

  Statistical unit

Balance sheet items of euro area pension funds.

  Accounting conventions

Transactions are calculated on the basis of outstanding amounts (stocks) corrected for the effects of reclassifications and revaluations.

 
STATISTICAL PROCESSING
  Adjustment

Neither seasonally nor working-day adjusted

 
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  Release policy

Publication approximately 12 weeks following the reference period.

 
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