- PRESS RELEASE
ECB publishes Consolidated Banking Data for end-December 2017
19 June 2018
- Total assets of credit institutions headquartered in the EU decreased year on year by 3.3%, from €33.4 trillion in December 2016 to €32.3 trillion in December 2017.
- The non-performing loans (NPL) ratio of these credit institutions dropped year on year by 1.2 percentage points, from 5.3% in December 2016 to 4.1% in December 2017.
The European Central Bank (ECB) has published the Consolidated Banking Data (CBD) with reference to end-December 2017, a data set of the European Union (EU) banking system compiled on a group consolidated basis.
The annual CBD statistics cover relevant information required for the analysis of the EU banking sector, covering a broader set of data than the quarterly release. The end-December 2017 data refer to 377 banking groups and 2,884 stand-alone credit institutions operating in the EU (including foreign subsidiaries and branches), covering nearly 100% of the EU banking sector balance sheet. This dataset includes an extensive range of indicators on profitability and efficiency, balance sheets, liquidity and funding, asset quality, asset encumbrance, capital adequacy and solvency. Aggregates and indicators are published for the full sample of the banking industry.
Large reporters apply International Financial Reporting Standards and the European Banking Authority (EBA) Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on supervisory reporting, while some smaller reporters may apply national accounting standards. Accordingly, aggregates and indicators also cover data based on national accounting standards, depending on the availability of the underlying items.
Together with the end-December 2017 data a few revisions to past data are disclosed.
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