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QSA - Quarterly Sector Accounts (QFA and NFA Eurostat ESA2010 TP, table 801)

  Data source ECB and Eurostat

  Contact email address Statistical Information Request form
  Dataset last update in SDW 2023-05-12 11:43:13
  Catalog Download the series catalogue of the dataset QSA in CSV format, i.e. full list of series and associated metadata: Excel 2013 (zipped) or the earlier Excel versions.
  Legal acts and other agreements GUIDELINE (EU) 2014/3 OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK of 25 July 2013 (ECB/2013/24)

Regulation (EU) No 549/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on the European system of national and regional accounts in the European Union

  Data presentation - Summary description Quarterly financial and non-financial sector accounts

  Data presentation - Detailed description The quarterly sector accounts provide a comprehensive and comparable overview of the euro area economy as a whole, as well as of EU countries. They record all “transactions” between economic agents grouped by “sector”. Stocks of assets and liabilities are recorded in balance sheets.

The system forms a sequence of interlinked accounts. The institutional sectors bring together economic agents with broadly similar behavior: non-financial corporations (code S11), financial corporations (S12), general government (S13), households and non-profit institutions serving households (NPISH) (S1M = S14 + S15, also available separately). Moreover, an additional sector detail of monetary financial institutions (MFIs) (S12K = S121 + S12T, also available separately), non-MMF investment funds (S124), other financial institutions (OFIs) (S12O = S125 + S126 + S127, also available separately) and insurance corporations (S128) and pension funds (S129) is provided for financial transactions and stocks. Transactions and financial claims between economic agents resident in the euro area and economic agents resident elsewhere are recorded in the “rest of the world” (W1.S1) accounts. The sector accounts thus show the interactions among the different sectors of the euro area economy, and between them and the rest of the world.

Transactions are classified according to their economic nature (e.g.: payment and receipt of wages or taxes, consumption, assumption of a loan, etc.). For each transaction in the current accounts (and for capital transfers) “resources” and “uses” are recorded. For instance, the resources side of the transaction category “interest” records the amounts of interest receivable by the different sectors of the economy. The uses side shows interest payable. For each type of transaction, total resources of all sectors and the rest of the world equal total uses. For the transactions in the capital accounts (other than capital transfers) and the financial accounts, the distinction is between “changes in liabilities” and “changes in assets”. Transactions are grouped into a sequence of accounts covering a specific aspect of the economic process, ranging from production, generation and (re)distribution of income through consumption and investment to borrowing and lending. Each account leads to a balancing item, which is calculated as total resources minus total uses or total changes in financial assets minus total changes in liabilities.

Balance sheets record for each domestic sector the (non-financial and financial) assets and liabilities valued at market prices on the date to which the balance sheet relates. The external financial assets and liabilities account shows the financial positions of the rest of the world vis-à-vis the euro area. The financial balance sheets group similar types of financial instrument into financial asset and liability categories, such as deposits, loans and shares.

The changes in financial balance sheets can be divided into changes arising from financial transactions and other changes. The financial transactions cover net acquisitions of financial assets and net incurrence of liabilities, while the other changes mainly reflect revaluations due to changes in market prices and exchange rates, as well as other volume changes such as reclassifications.


For more information refer to ESA2010 manual and ESA2010 Transmission Program (Table 801).  

  Sector coverage Detailed sector breakdown of financial accounts for the financial sector (monetary financial institutions (MFIs) (S12K = central bank (S121) + monetary financial institutions other than central bank (S12T)), non-MMF investment funds (S124), other financial institutions (OFIs) (S12O = other financial intermediaries, except insurance corporations and pension funds (S125) + financial auxiliaries (S126) + captive financial institutions and money lenders (S127)) and insurance corporations (S128) and pension funds (S129).

  Source data type Quarterly national financial and non-financial accounts. Other data sources cover balance sheet items statistics for MFIs, and similar statistics for non MMF investment funds, insurance corporations and pension funds, balance of payments and international investment position statistics, government finance statistics.

  Time period Quarterly  

  Statistical concepts and definitions For information about the naming convention (series key dimensions and metadata), refer to the QSA underlying DSD (NA_SEC) maintained by the ESTAT.
  Statistical unit EUR and National currency

  Accounting conventions Timing of observations: Accrual

Types of prices: Current prices

  Valuation Market prices

  Data compilation Non-financial accounts are generally non-consolidated except the general government sector. Also financial accounts are not consolidated.

  Quality documentation Euro area and national quarterly financial accounts - 2022 Quality Report

  Release policy - release calendar ECB calendar

  Dissemination format Data are disseminated to ECB Statistical Data Warehouse on the internet. At the same time, quarterly updates are published in a Statistical press release. In addition, the data are presented in the ECB Economic Bulletin, ECB Statistics Bulletin, Euro area accounts report and Household Sector Report.

  Documentation on methodology See ECB website, Eurostat website for metadata for Non-financial transactions and Quarterly financial flows and stocks.   

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