Market Information Dissemination (MID)

We use a range of communication and information tools to explain our policies.

MID is a system that allows us to publish information and data which is structured and suitable for automatic processing. The system has been designed to be openly accessible.

MID offers:

  • dissemination of structured information
  • content integrity
  • source authenticity

MID content is available via RSS 2.0 feeds as well as SOAP-based web services.

All information published via MID services is considered to be in the public domain.

Information available via MID

As of April 2016, MID services provide information on the following:

  • monetary policy decisions
  • monetary developments in the euro area
  • euro foreign exchange rates
  • tender operation announcements
  • tender operation allotments
  • TARGET2 operational status messages
  • TARGET2-Securities operational status messages
  • liquidity data
  • the list of eligible assets
  • the list of monetary financial institutions (daily data)

We will update this webpage if and when additional information becomes available via MID.

How to use MID

Update to the liquidity data schema

We are adding two new fields to the liquidity data schema (excessLiquidity amount and excessLiquidity revised) for the Liquidity Management Publication RSS flow. They will have the thematic tag “historyDuringMaintenancePeriod”.

This change is now scheduled to be applicable as of mid-September 2019. The exact date will be communicated nearer the time.

Please refer to the above zip folder entitled “API specifications and template files”, which contains:

  • a table showing the differences between the old schema (before September 2019) and the new schema (from September 2019 onwards)
  • the old schema file (before September 2019)
  • the new schema file, including the two new fields with the “historyDuringMaintenancePeriod” tag
  • eight sample files using the new schema

The sample files were created using test data.

Each of the eight files will be published separately, although in the RSS they will have the same name (i.e. Liquidity Management Publication). The thematic tag inside the header of each file indicates the name of the file sent.

For further information regarding release types and structured content, please refer to the MID Catalogue and Integration Guide.

For further assistance, please contact the Market Information Dissemination support team at mid@ecb.europa.eu.

New release type – €STR

From 2 October 2019, the euro short-term rate (€STR) will be published at 08:00 CET on each TARGET2 business day. The €STR will be published on the ECB’s website, via the MID platform and through the ECB’s Statistical Data Warehouse.

To that end, a new MID release type has been created for the €STR, entitled “EURO-SHORT-TERM-RATEDailyPublication”.

Please refer to the “API specifications and template files” folder above, which contains:

  • an XSD schema file that defines the €STR publication format
  • a sample publication file that is consistent with the XSD schema above
  • a document describing the signature validation procedure for €STR releases

The sample file was created using test data. The certificate used for signing the sample file is not the one that will be used to publish the real data.

For further information regarding release types and structured content, please refer to the MID Catalogue and Integration Guide.

For further assistance, please contact the Market Information Dissemination support team at mid@ecb.europa.eu.

Contacts

mid@ecb.europa.eu

Please specify the nature of your query in the subject line of your email:

  • “technical matter” for technical questions
  • “general question” for all other questions