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Table 2: Monthly balance of payments of the euro area

(EUR billions; transactions, non−seasonally adjusted data)

Cumulated figures for the 12-month period ending September 2007 (revised) October 2007
October 2006 October 2007
Net Credit Debit Net Credit Debit Net Credit Debit Net Credit Debit
Source: ECB.
( 1 ) Financial account: inflows (+); outflows (−). Reserve assets: increase (−); decrease (+).
( 2 ) Direct investment: assets refer to direct investment abroad and liabilities to direct investment in the euro area.
CURRENTACCOUNT -28.1 2,318.8 2,347.0 28.3 2,571.0 2,542.7 5.7 215.7 210.0 2.0 229.7 227.7
Goods 13.1 1,364.8 1,351.8 68.5 1,497.8 1,429.3 6.3 125.9 119.6 7.7 140.6 132.8
Services 34.7 424.0 389.3 43.4 460.6 417.2 5.4 40.3 34.8 2.5 41.2 38.7
Income 6.3 447.9 441.6 -5.2 524.1 529.3 2.1 44.7 42.6 1.7 43.7 42.0
Current transfers -82.1 82.2 164.3 -78.4 88.4 166.8 -8.2 4.9 13.0 -10.0 4.2 14.2
CAPITAL ACCOUNT 8.7 23.0 14.3 13.9 25.7 11.8 0.1 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.9 0.8
Balance Assets Liabilities Balance Assets Liabilities Balance Assets Liabilities Balance Assets Liabilities
FINANCIALACCOUNT1) 139.6 7.7 -5.8 -81.9
DIRECTINVESTMENT2) -125.8 -333.1 207.2 -130.6 -355.9 225.3 -22.8 -40.2 17.4 21.3 -24.6 45.9
Equity capital and reinvested earnings -109.7 -279.5 169.9 -92.8 -253.1 160.3 -6.2 -21.7 15.4 6.2 -24.1 30.3
Other capital (mostly inter-company loans) -16.2 -53.6 37.3 -37.8 -102.8 65.0 -16.6 -18.5 1.9 15.0 -0.6 15.6
PORTFOLIO INVESTMENT 153.1 -535.1 688.2 324.7 -453.4 778.1 45.2 11.2 33.9 -53.8 -67.7 13.9
Equity 131.1 -186.7 317.8 244.8 -49.1 293.8 21.4 4.6 16.9 -5.9 -9.4 3.5
Debt instruments 22.0 -348.4 370.4 79.9 -404.4 484.3 23.7 6.6 17.1 -47.9 -58.3 10.4
Bonds and notes 87.6 -282.8 370.4 99.4 -345.1 444.5 1.8 -5.1 6.9 -11.4 -32.1 20.7
Money market instruments -65.6 -65.5 -0.1 -19.5 -59.3 39.8 21.9 11.8 10.1 -36.5 -26.2 -10.3
MEMO ITEM: COMBINED DIRECT AND PORTFOLIO INVESTMENT 27.3 -868.1 895.4 194.1 -809.3 1,003.4 22.3 -29.0 51.3 -32.6 -92.4 59.8
FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES (NET) 5.4 -82.8 -10.3 -10.9
OTHER INVESTMENT 97.4 -631.0 728.5 -90.7 -1,093.1 1,002.5 -15.4 -196.6 181.2 -38.0 -136.8 98.8
Eurosystem 9.5 -3.5 13.0 12.4 -12.3 24.6 1.7 0.5 1.2 2.5 -1.3 3.8
General government 0.2 1.6 -1.5 14.5 9.2 5.2 0.7 -0.4 1.1 6.1 4.4 1.7
of which: currency and deposits -4.9 -4.9 7.1 7.1 -0.8 -0.8 4.3 4.3
MFIs (excluding the Eurosystem) 97.0 -431.1 528.1 -33.1 -737.6 704.5 -3.9 -32.8 28.8 -11.5 -101.5 89.9
long-term -74.2 -137.0 62.7 -121.7 -233.4 111.7 -26.9 -24.7 -2.2 -20.9 -24.7 3.8
short-term 171.2 -294.2 465.4 88.6 -504.2 592.8 23.0 -8.1 31.0 9.4 -76.8 86.2
Other sectors -9.2 -198.0 188.8 -84.4 -352.4 268.1 -13.8 -163.9 150.0 -35.0 -38.4 3.3
of which: currency and deposits -21.5 -21.5 -58.3 -58.3 -22.2 -22.2 -10.2 -10.2
RESERVE ASSETS 9.5 9.5 -12.9 -12.9 -2.3 -2.3 -0.5 -0.5
Errors and omissions -120.2 -49.9 0.0 78.8