Locational banking statistics

From 22 November 2023, the locational banking statistics (LBS) are disseminated through the BIS Data Portal.


The BIS has removed economic country groupings from the statistical global tables on the BIS public website. BIS statistical commentaries and other BIS publications occasionally use country groupings for analytical purposes. From December 2022, the country groupings advanced economies (AEs) and emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) used in statistical commentaries have been aligned with the country classification in the BIS Annual Economic Report, as detailed here. The economies previously classified as "Offshore centres" have been reallocated to these two groups. For a methodology for identifying financial centres, see P Pogliani and P Wooldridge, "Cross-border financial centres", BIS Working Papers, no 1035, July 2022.

Interactive chart on banks' cross-border bilateral positions

The BIS is releasing an interactive tool for visualising banks' bilateral cross-border claims and liabilities in the locational banking statistics (LBS) by residence. 

Watch the tutorial to learn how to use the tool.

Our data

Table BIS Data Portal
Global tables - summary view covering many countries  
A1 Summary of locational statistics, by currency, instrument and residence and sector of counterparty
A2 Cross-border positions, by location of reporting bank and sector of counterparty
A3 Cross-border positions, by residence and sector of counterparty
A4 Cross-border positions, by nationality of reporting bank and sector of counterparty
Country tables - detailed view for individual countries  
A5 Location of reporting bank
A6 Residence of counterparty  
  A6.1 Instrument, sector and currency
  A6.2 Location of reporting bank (interactive visualisation tool
A7 Nationality of reporting bank
A8  Positions on the central bank sector

The data are subject to revision and are affected by breaks in series - changes in compilation - over time. Breaks in series may arise from: changes in the population of reporting institutions, including the addition of new reporting countries; changes in reporting practices; or methodological improvements.

The BIS ceased receiving data from public authorities in Russia after 28 February 2022. Where possible, data publication will be continued if the BIS is able to use data from public or commercial sources.

Browse and download data

International banking statistics can be browsed using the BIS Data Portal, as well as downloaded in a single CSV file.

Queries and contacts

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