Economic analysis and research

Data and Resources

Microeconomic datasets

  • The Spanish Survey of Household Finances (EFF)
    The Spanish Survey of Household Finances is a dataset with household-level information on incomes, assets, debts and consumption, and also on household members’ employment status and income. Seven editions of the survey are available (2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017 and 2020) and the results of the seventh will be published shortly. As from the 2020 edition, the survey will be conducted on a biannual rather than triannual basis. The sample has  a rotating panel component, which is complemented in each wave to retain cross-sectional representativeness.
  • Central Balance Sheet Databases 
    The Central Balance Sheet Data Office (CBSO) of the Banco de España provides data on the performance and financial and net worth positions of non-financial corporations resident in Spain and multinational groups. The CBSO maintains annual and quarterly databases based on questionnaires completed voluntarily by over 9000 and 800 large corporations, respectively, and a third database including around 1 million  companies based on the mandatory accounting data they file.
  • Data Laboratory
    The Banco de España has launched a data laboratory (BELab) to provide access to the research community to high-quality microdata compiled by the institution. BELab makes microdata on non-financial corporations reporting to the Central Balance Sheet Data Office and on securities issues available to researchers. It will provide access to other databases in the near future.

Macroeconomic data series

The following statistics can be found at https://www.bde.es/bde/en/areas/estadisOpens in a new window. The release calendar for these data is defined by the Spanish National Statistics Plan.

  • Financial Accounts of the Spanish Economy (FASE)Opens in a new window
    These data, prepared under the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010), describe the financial positions of sectors resident in Spain, along with sectoral-rest of the world positions. Detailed information on balance sheet and transactions accounts, and on revaluation accounts, is provided for each institutional sector. Homogeneous annual and quarterly series begin in 1995, and the latest data are published with a three-and-a-half-month lag.
  • Monetary and financial statisticsOpens in a new window
    Monetary and financial statistics are required for the production of euro area harmonised statistics. Monthly balance sheet data are available for credit institutions from 1962 (based on supervisory returns), and for monetary financial institutions from 1980. New series published since 2003 for compliance with euro area statistical regulations include monthly series on credit institutions' interest rates, and a quarterly survey of the bank lending market.
  • Balance of payments and international investment position statisticsOpens in a new window
    These data are prepared under the methodology of the IMF Balance of Payments Manual (6th ed., 2009). Access is available to the monthly and quarterly data of the Spanish balance of payments. In the case of the international investment position, the quarterly data are accessible. A separate, dedicated annual article is published in the Economic Bulletin.

Library and archives

  • Library
    The Library of the Banco de España offers access to nearly 340,000 printed and electronic works on economics, finance and related fields. Located at the Banco de España's Madrid headquarters, the library is open for consultation to the general public.
  • Historical archive
    The Banco de España maintains a large archive of historical records relating to its own activities. The archive is available for consultation at the Banco de España's headquarters in Madrid.

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