The BIS Intl Banking & Financial Statistics database is derived from the Bank for International Settlements international financial statistics, which are a unique source of information on the global financial system.
BIS Intl Banking & Financial Statistics incorporates the following statistical collections generated by the BIS: locational banking statistics; consolidated banking statistics; securities statistics and syndicated loans; over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives statistics; and effective exchange rate indices.
The database contains over 30,000 time series, almost all of which are at quarterly frequency (OTC derivatives are semi-annual, and effective exchange rates are monthly).
Data for the banking statistics, and securities statistics, are released by the BIS on a quarterly basis (March, June, September and December), with preliminary banking statistics released one month earlier. Effective exchange rate indices are updated monthly.
The database mirrors the layout of the Statistical Annex to the BIS Quarterly Review.