Central Balance Sheet Database
The Central Balance Sheet Database of Banco de Portugal is an economic and financial database on Portuguese non-financial corporations. It contains information used for economic and financial research.
Through the Central Balance Sheet Database, Banco de Portugal provides corporations with useful information for management and for a better perception of their position within their branch of economic activity.
The Central Balance Sheet Database provides Banco de Portugal with useful data for carrying out its tasks, namely in terms of statistics, financial stability analysis and research on the Portuguese economy.
The information by sector of economic activity and size class is published in the Sector Tables. The economic and financial information of companies and its comparison with the respective sector of economic activity and size class are available in the Enterprise and Sector Tables.
Nature of the information
Information is based on annual and quarterly accounting data on an individual rather than a consolidated basis.
For annual data from 2006 onwards, the Central Balance Sheet Database is based on information on the annual accounts of corporations reported under Informação Empresarial Simplificada (Simplified Corporate Information).
For quarterly data, the Central Balance Sheet Database uses the information reported on the quarterly survey to non-financial corporations, jointly developed with Statistics Portugal.