Payment, clearing and settlement statistics

Updated 1 September 2014

Payment, clearing and settlement systems are a core element of the financial infrastructure at the national and international level.

The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) periodically publishes reference works on payment arrangements in various countries. These reports are widely known as Red Books. The Red Book refers to the publication on payment, clearing and settlement systems in selected countries - the CPMI countries.

The statistics include indicators of retail payment systems and payment instruments, as well as of wholesale systems used amongst banks. Moreover, they include data on trading platforms, clearing houses and settlement systems for securities, as well as on the systems used to perform cross-border transactions. All data are national data collected by the central banks participating in the exercise.

Publication dates

The statistics included in the Red Book are updated yearly and published as separate editions.