Statistics

Changes in the tables of external statistics

November

08/11/2016 -

Balance of Payments and International Investment Position

With the publication of the annual tables on direct investment according to the directional principle (Tables 17.42 to 17.45) the inclusion in Chapter 17 of the Statistical Bulletin of the information contained in the annual publication “Balance of Payments and International Investment Position”, which has been discontinued in 2016, is now complete. As announced in the press release of 26 May and in the notes on changes to Chapter 17 of the Statistical Bulletin in June, this information was included in several stages with a view to unifying the access routes to balance of payments and international investment position statistics compiled by the Banco de España, so as to make all the data available in Chapter 17. Thus, quarterly data were added to the chapter in June and new annual tables were added in October, although in some cases only the design of the tables, pending compilation of the data up to 11 November, when the project was completed.

 

The full set of annual tables included is as follows:

 

17.3a. Current and capital accounts. Breakdown by geographical and economic areas.

17.4c - Current account. Tourism and travel. Credits. Breakdown by geographical and economic areas

17.16 - Financial account by institutional sector and functional category. Breakdown by geographical and economic areas.

17.22a - Assets by institutional sector and functional category. Breakdown by geographical and economic areas

17.23a - Assets. Portfolio investment, excluding Banco de España. Breakdown by geographical and economic areas and financial instrument

17.27a - Liabilities by institutional sector and functional category. Breakdown by geographical and economic areas

17.42 - Direct investment. Position. Breakdown by economic activity sector, according to the directional principle

17.43 - Direct investment. Transactions. Breakdown by economic activity sector, according to the directional principle

17.44 - Direct investment. Position. Breakdown by geographical and economic areas, according to the directional principle

17.45 - Direct investment. Transactions. Breakdown by geographical and economic areas, according to the directional principle

June

01/06/2016 -

Balance of Payments and International Investment Position

As announced in the press release of 26 May,[1]Opens in a new window the publication of 2016 Q1 data entailed the addition of new tables to Chapter 17 of the Statistical Bulletin and changes to some of the tables already existing in that chapter. As indicated in that press release, the purpose of these changes is to unify the access routes to balance of payments and international investment position statistics compiled by the Banco de España so as to make all data available in Chapter 17, including the material previously presented in the annual publication “Balanza de pagos y posición de inversion internacional”.

 The main changes are as follows:

  •  Changes to existing tables. Tables 17.5, 17.10, 17.11, 17.14, 17.15, 17.23, 17.24, 17.28 and 17.29 give an additional sectoral breakdown through the inclusion of data on non-monetary financial institutions (NMFIs). Also, the changes to Tables 17.10 and 17.14 meant that Tables 17.9 and 17.13 had to be restructured.
  •  New tables: Table 17.5a containing the breakdown of investment income by functional category; Table 17.6a showing payments of workers’ remittances for the main countries; Table 17.31 giving information on gross external debt by institutional sector and financial instrument; and Tables 17.40 and 17.41 including the breakdown by institutional sector of direct investment positions and transactions according to the directional principle, respectively. These new tables have been numbered so as not to alter the existing numbering and to affect users’ data compilation procedures as little as possible.

 Further, the additional annual information contained in the publication “Balanza de pagos y posición de inversión internacional”, consisting basically of geographical breakdowns, will be included in the Statistical Bulletin for the first time in October, as indicated in the aforementioned press release.

 

[1] http://www.bde.es/f/webbde/GAP/Secciones/SalaPrensa/NotasInformativas/16/Arc/Fic/presbe2016_24.pdfOpens in a new window

March

08/03/2016 -

Balance of Payments and International Investment Position

The international investment position data for the period from December 1992 to September 2012 have been published. The data for this period remained undisseminated after the changes derived from implementation of the sixth edition of the IMF's methodological manual and the new system of information sources in October 2014 (see press release of 15 October 2014 http://www.bde.es/f/webbde/GAP/Secciones/SalaPrensa/NotasInformativas/14/Arc/Fic/presbe2014_47en.pdfOpens in a new window).