Preliminary international banking statistics at end-March 2012

July 2012

Statistics at end-March 2012 are preliminary and subject to change. Large movements in the latest data are highlighted in the Statistical release. Data are available via the BIS WebStats interactive query tool, in PDF format and CSV files on the BIS website (locational and consolidated banking statistics), and as a single PDF file in detailed annex tables. Final statistics, with an analysis of recent trends, will be released in conjunction with the forthcoming BIS Quarterly Review, to be published on 17 September 2012. Data at end-June 2012 will be released no later than 18 October 2012.

The locational banking statistics at end-March 2012 include for the first time the positions of banks resident in Indonesia, ie the Indonesian offices of domestically owned and foreign-owned banks. The addition of Indonesia brings to 44 the number of countries reporting the locational banking statistics. Indonesian data are available from end-2010. At end-March 2012, banks in Indonesia reported international claims of $69 billion (of which cross-border claims were $13 billion) and international liabilities of $72 billion (of which cross-border liabilities were $23 billion). International claims and liabilities represent the sum of cross-border positions and positions vis-à-vis residents denominated in foreign currencies.

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