Changes in the tables of external statistics


11/10/2019 -

Balance of payments and international investment position

Real estate is incorporated to the breakdown by economic activity sector in direct investment, in positions and transactions (tables be17.42 and be17.43).


30/09/2019 -

Balance of payments and international investment position

On 26 September, coinciding with the release of quarterly balance of payments data for 2019 Q2, and as announced in previous press releases, a regular extraordinary revision of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position (BP/IIP) is published, which reviews a longer period than usual in September. The aim is to update statistical sources and estimation methods and to incorporate the recommendations of relevant international fora, which guarantee the timeliness, accuracy and punctuality of the statistics.

The review is harmonised, not only across the EU countries, Eurostat and the European Central Bank, but also across various statistical domains: the BP/IIP, the National Accounts compiled by the INE, the Financial Accounts for the Institutional Sectors, for which the Banco de España is responsible, and the General Government Accounts of the National Audit Office (IGAE). Accordingly, the results of the extraordinary review are consistent with one another.

26/09/2019 -

the tables of the Statistical Bulletin.

As from 2 October 2019, the tables of the Statistical Bulletin will also be disseminated in Excel format. Further, some tables will be disseminated in a single CSV file. Dissemination in several files compressed in a single ZIP file will be discontinued.


11/03/2019 -

Balance of Payments and International Investment Position

With the publication of data on the international reserves and international currency liquidity corresponding to February 2019, the figures for the predetermined short-term net drains on foreign currency assets of Banco de
España have been revised since March 2018. This item corresponds to column 8 of table 17.25 of the tatistical Bulletin, which impacts on the aggregates of columns 6 and 7