Data and Resources for Research
- 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. Three waves are available (2002, 2005, and 2008) and a fourth one (2011) is being produced. The second and third waves have a full panel component, with refreshment samples to preserve cross-sectional representativity.
- Central Balance Sheet Databases (CBA and CBQ)
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. 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 over 400000 companies based on mandatory accounting data.
- 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 will be making microdata on non-financial corporations reporting to the Central Balance Sheet Data Office available to researchers.
Macroeconomic data series
Most of the following statistics can be found in the Statistical Bulletin (Boletín Estadístico) of the Banco de España. The release calendar for these data is defined by the Spanish National Statistics Plan.
- Financial Accounts of the Spanish Economy (FASE)
These data, prepared under the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010), describe the financial positions of institutions resident in Spain, offset by an account for the rest of the world. Detailed balance sheet and transactions accounts, and less detailed revaluation accounts, are provided for each institutional sector. Homogeneous annual and quarterly series begin in 1995, and the latest data are published here with a three and half month lag.
- Monetary and financial statistics
Monetary and financial statistics required for the production of Euro-area harmonised statistics are published in Chapters 4-10 of the Statistical Bulletin. 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 norms include monthly series on credit institutions' interest rates, and a quarterly survey of the bank credit market.
- Balance of payments data
These data are prepared under the methodology of the IMF Balance of Payments Manual (5th ed., 1993). The Spanish balance of payments and international investment position are analysed quarterly in the Statistical Bulletin, and an annual summary is published separately.
Library and archives
The library of the Banco de España holds nearly 350000 works on economics, finance and related fields. The library is open to the public at the Banco de España's headquarters in Madrid, upon presentation of a user's card.
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.