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Banco de Portugal collects and compiles monetary, financial, foreign exchange and balance of payments statistics, particularly within the scope of its cooperation with the European Central Bank (ECB) (Article 13.º of the Organic Law).

The Law on the National Statistical System (Law No 22/2008 of 13 May 2008) acknowledges Banco de Portugal as statistical authority and, as such, Banco de Portugal is part of the National Statistical System, without prejudice to the guarantees of independence deriving from its participation in the European System of Central Banks (ESCB). 

Statistics compiled/produced by Banco de Portugal are:

  • used internally as part of its different tasks, and particularly relevant for the preparation of research and forecasts for the Portuguese economy;
  • reported to international organisations, in particular the European Central Bank, within the scope of the commitments taken in the area of statistics;
  • disseminated as a public service, free of charge, via BPstat Statistics online and the Statistical Bulletin.

Banco de Portugal publishes a wide range of statistics on the Portuguese economy.


Statistical fields

Monetary and financial statistics

The monetary and financial statistics include:


Statistics on monetary financial institutions

These statistics show monetary aggregates and their counterparts, the monetary survey, the balance sheet and profit and loss accounts of monetary financial institutions, as well as interest rates on banking transactions with the public and money market interest rates.


Statistics on non-monetary financial institutions

These statistics show the balance sheet and profit and loss accounts of non-monetary financial institutions, except insurance corporations and pension funds, and cover investment funds, other financial intermediaries and auxiliaries and captive financial institutions and money lenders.


Statistics on loans granted by the financial sector

These statistics detail the indebtedness, in the form of loans granted by resident financial institutions, to  non-financial corporations, households, and non-profit institutions serving households.


Securities statistics

These statistics show financing and financial investment relationships in the form of securities and comprise statistics on issues and on the secondary market. 


Balance of payments statistics

These statistics reflect the economic transactions occurred between residents and non-residents for a certain period of time and comprise transactions on goods, services, income, unrequited transfers and financial operations.

International investment position statistics

These statistics reflect the value and composition of the financial assets and liabilities of the resident economy vis-à-vis the rest of the world at the end of a certain period of time.

International banking statistics

These statistics comprise the international financial assets of the Portuguese banks in a consolidated basis.

Public finance statistics

These statistics include the financing and the indebtedness of public administrations.

National financial accounts statistics

These statistics reflect the main forms of financing/financial investment (transactions) of the various institutional sectors and respective financial assets (positions). Learn more in the OECD Understanding Financial Accounts publication.

Indebtedness of the non-financial sector

These statistics refers to the end-of-period debt of non-financial corporations, general governments and individuals, including liabilities in the form of loans, debt securities and trade credits.

Statistics from the Central Balance Sheet Database

These statistics comprise a set of indicators on the non-financial corporations sector, namely indicators on the balance sheet and profit and loss accounts, as well as economic and financial ratios.

Exchange rate statistics

These statistics provide information on the quotations of a wide range of currencies and on exchange rate indices.

Statistics on payment systems

These statistics include information on the use of payment instruments in Portugal and processed operations in interbank clearing and settlement systems.

Banking system statistics

These statistics provide information on the balance sheet, the income statement and the indicators of financial stability, aggregating data in a consolidated and individual basis (for the agents who do not consolidate accounts in Portugal).

General statistics

These statistics present non-financial national accounts, economic activity population and labour market indicators.


These statistics show developments in prices, specifically consumer prices, and compare the main price indices for Portugal and for the main economic areas.

Banknotes and coins statistics

These statistics provide information on banknotes and coins, related to the main stages of the cash lifecycle.

Eurosystem statistics

These statistics show the main euro area indicators (including national contributions), compiled by the European System of Central Banks (ESCB).