Guidelines for reporting BIS international banking statistics

Updated 13 September 2015

The Guidelines provide definitions and requirements for reporting locational and consolidated banking statistics. The consistency of reporting practices with the Guidelines varies across reporting countries, and key discrepancies are highlighted in countries' summaries of their banks' reporting practices.

Current guidelines

The March 2013 version of the Guidelines incorporates the decisions of the Committee on the Global Financial System to collect new data in two stages over the 2012-14 period.

Proposed revisions to the March 2013 Guidelines (PDF, 25 pp, 225 kb)
Table of contents
Introduction (PDF, 6 pp, 80 kb)
Reporting requirements for the locational banking statistics (PDF, 12 pp, 92 kb)
Reporting requirements for the consolidated banking statistics (PDF, 14 pp, 108 kb)
Reporting conventions that apply to both the locational and consolidated banking statistics (PDF, 3 pp, 59 kb)
Frequently asked questions and examples for reporting specific transactions (PDF, 15 pp, 88 kb)
Glossary of terms used in locational and consolidated banking statistics (PDF, 11 pp, 71 kb)
List of international organisations (XLS, 51 kb)
List of central banks (XLS, 69 kb)

 
Submitting statistics to the BIS

Reporting authorities are encouraged to submit the international banking statistics to the BIS using the SDMX standard. The technical guidelines below provide practical information on how to submit data to the BIS.

Codes for submitting the banking statistics are provided in the data structure definitions. In addition, Excel templates are available as a visual aid for data structure, and to aid reporting authorities who are unable to create SDMX files directly from their system in reporting data to the BIS. Summaries of checks - performed by the BIS to confirm the consistency of reported data - are also provided. Reporting authorities are encouraged to implement these checks in their own systems.

  SDMX technical
guidelines
Data structure Data template Data checks Mapping file
Locational banking statistics PDF (20 pp, 517 kb) PDF (26 pp, 227 kb)   XLS (61 kb)  
  by residence     XLS (6,845 kb)    XLS (10,932 kb)
  by nationality     XLS (31,141 kb)
*see below
   XLS (4,262 kb)
Consolidated banking statistics PDF (20 pp, 517 kb) PDF (16 pp, 168 kb) XLS (19,251 kb) XLS (55 kb) XLS (96 kb)

* Visualisation template only - not for reporting use. Authorities should contact the BIS to request a customised template for reporting.

The mapping files above show corresponding codes for different data structures:

  • Locational banking statistics by residence: BIS_M_IBLR (discontinued) is mapped to BIS_LBP (for reporting data to the BIS) and BIS_LBS_DISS (for dissemination of data by the BIS).
  • Locational banking statistics by nationality: BIS_M_IBLN (discontinued) is mapped to BIS_LBP (for reporting data to the BIS) and BIS_LBS_DISS (for dissemination of data by the BIS).
  • Consolidated banking statistics: BIS_M_CIBL (discontinued) is mapped to BIS_CBS (which incorporates Stage 2 enhancements).

Previous guidelines

The current Guidelines replace the previously separate guidelines for locational and consolidated banking statistics. Those guidelines, excluding stage one and two enhancements, are available as follows:

Contact

For queries about how to report data, please write to statistics$bis.org (where "$" denotes "@").