The BIS consolidated international banking statistics - second quarter 2002

October 2002

The BIS is today releasing consolidated banking statistics for end-June 2002. These statistics provide an insight into the nature and extent of banks' foreign exposures, as well as supplementary information about countries' external indebtedness. The first section of this press release highlights significant trends and structural breaks. The explanatory notes on pages 6 to 8 define the terms used to present the statistics. Statistical tables follow the explanatory notes.