European Central Bank

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About the European Central Bank


The main purpose of European Central Bank (ECB) statistics is to support the monetary policy of the ECB and other tasks of the Eurosystem and the European System of Central Banks (ESCB).

In compiling statistics, the ECB is assisted by the national central banks, or NCBs. The NCBs (and, in some cases, other national authorities) collect data from credit institutions and other sources in their respective countries and calculate aggregates at the national level, which they send to the ECB. The ECB then compiles the aggregates for the euro area.

Access the Data

After you've selected a category, there's a tab on the far-right upper corner where you can select the format for downloading.

Contents of the Data

The data is comprised of key economic indicators. These are the ones listed on the website:

  • Key euro area indicators
  • Monetary operations
  • Prices, output, demand and labour
  • Money, banking and financial markets
  • Euro area accounts
  • Government finance
  • External transactions and positions
  • Exchange rates
  • Banknotes and coins
  • Payments and securities trading, clearing, settlement
  • Indicators of financial integration