The BIS consolidated international banking statistics

November 1999

The BIS is releasing today its consolidated statistics on the maturity, sectoral and nationality distribution of international bank lending for end-June 1999, together with summary tables. The statistics are available on the BIS website (www.bis.org). They will be reproduced in the statistical annex of the BIS Quarterly Review of International Banking and Financial Market Developments, to be released on 22 November 19991. The BIS international banking data are also included in the joint BIS-IMF-OECD-World Bank quarterly statistical release on external debt, which was introduced at the beginning of this year2. The coverage of the most recent consolidated data has been expanded to include positions vis-à-vis the reporting countries themselves and information on net risk transfers3.


1For related conceptual and statistical issues, see the August 1998 issue of the BIS Quarterly Review of International Banking and Financial Market Developments.
2The statistics are available at: www.bis.org/publ/r_db9901.htm, and can also be accessed via each organisation's own website.
3Based on outward and inward risk transfers to the countries of residence of ultimate borrowers as reported by 13 out of 18 participating countries. A more detailed explanation of the ultimate risk concept is provided in the explanatory notes to Tables 1 and 2.