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Table 1a: Quarterly balance of payments of the euro area with a geographical breakdown

(EUR billions, unless otherwise indicated; transactions in Q3 2008, non-seasonally adjusted data)

Total European Union 27 (outside the euro area) Canada Japan Switzerland United States
Total Denmark Sweden UnitedKingdom Other EUcountries EUinsti-tutions
Current account -12.7 30.6 3.3 0.7 21.1 17.3 -11.8 0.7 -10.2 3.0 10.1
credit 699.9 254.8 15.5 20.4 135.0 77.4 6.5 8.8 13.8 46.3 102.5
debit 712.6 224.2 12.1 19.7 113.9 60.1 18.4 8.1 24.0 43.3 92.4
Goods -6.7 31.7 1.5 1.0 15.2 14.0 0.0 0.9 -4.8 2.7 13.0
credit (exports) 401.0 141.7 9.2 13.0 59.0 60.5 0.0 4.7 8.4 22.3 48.3
as percentage of total 100.0 35.3 2.3 3.2 14.7 15.1 0.0 1.2 2.1 5.6 12.0
debit (imports) 407.7 110.0 7.7 12.0 43.8 46.5 0.0 3.8 13.1 19.6 35.2
as percentage of total 100.0 27.0 1.9 2.9 10.7 11.4 0.0 0.9 3.2 4.8 8.6
Services 15.3 11.9 0.9 0.5 10.3 -1.1 1.2 0.1 0.8 3.5 -3.3
credit (exports) 135.7 48.8 3.4 3.4 32.5 8.2 1.3 1.9 2.7 12.7 20.8
as percentage of total 100.0 35.9 2.5 2.5 24.0 6.0 0.9 1.4 2.0 9.4 15.3
debit (imports) 120.5 36.9 2.5 2.9 22.2 9.3 0.0 1.9 1.9 9.3 24.1
as percentage of total 100.0 30.6 2.0 2.4 18.4 7.7 0.0 1.6 1.6 7.7 20.0
Income 2.3 0.2 0.9 -0.9 -4.2 4.5 -0.2 0.1 -6.2 -3.3 0.3
credit 149.4 56.5 2.7 3.7 40.6 7.7 1.7 2.0 2.6 9.6 32.1
debit 147.1 56.3 1.8 4.6 44.8 3.2 1.9 2.0 8.8 12.9 31.7
of which: investment income 1.1 0.8 0.9 -0.9 -4.2 6.1 -1.2 0.1 -6.2 -4.8 0.3
credit 145.1 55.0 2.7 3.7 40.2 7.7 0.8 2.0 2.6 7.9 31.7
debit 144.0 54.3 1.8 4.6 44.4 1.6 1.9 1.9 8.8 12.8 31.5
Current transfers -23.5 -13.2 -0.0 0.1 -0.3 -0.1 -12.9 -0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.0
credit 13.7 7.8 0.2 0.4 2.8 1.0 3.5 0.2 0.1 1.6 1.4
debit 37.2 21.0 0.2 0.3 3.1 1.0 16.4 0.5 0.2 1.5 1.4
Capital account 1.9 3.7 -0.0 -0.0 0.0 -0.1 3.8 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.1
credit 4.9 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
debit 3.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2
Financial account balance1) 33.6 - - - - - - - - - -
Direct investment -43.1 -28.3 1.0 -3.9 -20.2 -5.3 -0.0 -2.4 -1.2 17.6 -25.7
Abroad -78.7 -35.6 -1.1 -7.6 -20.2 -6.7 -0.0 -2.5 -1.2 10.9 -26.1
Equity/reinvested earnings -60.0 -24.2 -0.6 -5.7 -13.6 -4.3 0.0 -2.3 -1.4 8.1 -21.5
Other capital -18.8 -11.4 -0.5 -2.0 -6.6 -2.4 -0.0 -0.2 0.1 2.8 -4.6
In the euro area 35.6 7.3 2.1 3.8 0.0 1.4 -0.0 0.1 0.1 6.8 0.4
Equity/reinvested earnings 21.2 3.3 0.9 3.3 -1.0 0.1 -0.0 0.3 0.6 3.8 5.3
Other capital 14.5 4.0 1.3 0.4 1.1 1.3 0.0 -0.2 -0.5 2.9 -5.0
Portfolio investment 109.7 - - - - - - - - - -
Assets 64.0 -4.4 -2.3 -5.5 6.0 -0.7 -1.9 -7.0 7.0 -1.7 53.2
Equity 50.9 15.9 -0.2 1.1 15.3 -0.2 -0.1 -3.8 11.9 -1.3 22.7
Debt 13.1 -20.3 -2.2 -6.6 -9.3 -0.5 -1.8 -3.2 -4.9 -0.4 30.5
Bonds and notes -16.8 -27.8 -0.9 -3.1 -22.4 -0.0 -1.3 -3.4 -5.5 -0.0 3.8
Money market instruments 29.9 7.5 -1.2 -3.5 13.1 -0.5 -0.4 0.2 0.6 -0.4 26.7
Liabilities 45.8 - - - - - - - - - -
Equity -92.6 - - - - - - - - - -
Debt 138.4 - - - - - - - - - -
Bonds and notes 69.1 - - - - - - - - - -
Money market instruments 69.3 - - - - - - - - - -
MEMO ITEM: COMBINED DIRECT AND PORTFOLIO INVESTMENT 66.6 - - - - - - - - - -
Financial derivatives -8.7 - - - - - - - - - -
Other investment -26.0 43.4 11.0 5.0 40.5 -17.7 4.6 -0.7 -11.5 4.1 -25.7
Assets -102.4 -4.6 6.5 -0.2 8.7 -19.9 0.3 -0.1 -10.1 17.6 -38.6
General government 8.0 7.9 0.5 0.0 7.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 -0.0 0.0 0.0
MFIs -79.3 3.8 5.0 -0.5 17.1 -17.9 0.1 -0.5 -11.1 16.3 -46.2
Other sectors -31.2 -16.3 1.0 0.3 -15.4 -2.2 0.0 0.3 1.0 1.3 7.6
Liabilities 76.4 48.1 4.5 5.2 31.7 2.2 4.4 -0.6 -1.4 -13.5 12.9
General government 2.0 2.5 0.0 0.2 0.6 -0.0 1.7 -0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.0
MFIs 78.5 36.4 4.4 4.8 24.7 1.0 1.6 0.4 -0.6 -0.8 16.1
Other sectors -4.2 9.1 0.1 0.3 6.4 1.3 1.1 -1.0 -0.8 -12.7 -3.2
Reserve assets 1.6 - - - - - - - - - -
Errors and omissions -22.8 - - - - - - - - - -

Table 1a: Quarterly balance of payments of the euro area with a geographical breakdown

(EUR billions, unless otherwise indicated; transactions in Q3 2008, non-seasonally adjusted data)

Offshore financial centres Internationalorganisations Other countries
of which:Hong Kong of which:Brazil China2) India Russia
Source: ECB.
( 1 ) Financial account: inflows (+); outflows (−). Reserve assets: increase (−); decrease (+).
( 2 ) Data for mainland China, excluding Hong Kong.
Current account - - - -46.9 - - - -
credit - - - 273.7 11.1 21.6 8.2 27.2
debit - - - 320.6 - - - -
Goods - - - -50.3 -0.9 -32.1 0.7 -9.5
credit (exports) - - - 175.7 6.5 16.4 6.2 20.9
as percentage of total - - - 43.8 1.6 4.1 1.6 5.2
debit (imports) - - - 226.0 7.4 48.4 5.5 30.4
as percentage of total - - - 55.4 1.8 11.9 1.4 7.5
Services - - - 2.3 0.6 1.3 0.3 1.1
credit (exports) - - - 48.8 2.1 4.1 1.4 3.7
as percentage of total - - - 35.9 1.5 3.0 1.0 2.7
debit (imports) - - - 46.5 1.5 2.8 1.1 2.6
as percentage of total - - - 38.6 1.2 2.3 0.9 2.2
Income - - - 11.1 - - - -
credit - - - 46.5 2.4 1.2 0.6 2.5
debit - - - 35.4 - - - -
of which: investment income - - - 11.1 - - - -
credit - - - 45.8 2.4 1.1 0.6 2.5
debit - - - 34.7 - - - -
Current transfers - - - -10.0 -0.3 -0.5 -0.2 -0.0
credit - - - 2.7 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
debit - - - 12.7 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.1
Capital account - - - -1.6 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 0.0
credit - - - 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
debit - - - 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Financial account balance1) - - - - - - - -
Direct investment -13.0 -0.2 0.0 9.8 10.7 -0.1 -0.5 -2.4
Abroad -21.1 -1.0 0.0 -3.1 9.7 -0.3 -0.6 -2.9
Equity/reinvested earnings -16.5 -0.6 0.0 -2.2 10.9 -1.5 -0.6 -2.1
Other capital -4.7 -0.4 0.0 -0.8 -1.2 1.3 0.0 -0.7
In the euro area 8.2 0.7 -0.0 12.9 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.5
Equity/reinvested earnings 5.3 0.2 -0.0 2.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.6
Other capital 2.9 0.6 0.0 10.2 0.9 0.1 0.0 -0.1
Portfolio investment - - - - - - - -
Assets -7.8 -0.9 0.8 23.8 6.8 -0.3 1.5 2.4
Equity -4.8 -1.1 0.0 10.2 0.7 0.0 1.4 2.6
Debt -3.0 0.1 0.8 13.6 6.1 -0.3 0.0 -0.3
Bonds and notes 5.6 0.1 0.6 10.0 -0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.5
Money market instruments -8.6 0.0 0.2 3.6 6.3 -0.3 -0.0 -0.8
Other investment -45.4 -6.7 9.3 0.5 -1.1 6.5 1.4 0.1
Assets -14.7 -7.8 1.0 -52.9 -1.1 -0.6 -0.6 -12.2
General government -0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.0
MFIs -12.7 -7.3 1.1 -30.0 -0.6 -0.5 -0.6 -9.2
Other sectors -2.0 -0.5 0.0 -23.1 -0.5 -0.1 -0.1 -2.9
Liabilities -30.7 1.1 8.3 53.3 0.0 7.1 2.0 12.3
General government 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.0
MFIs -35.2 0.4 8.4 53.8 -0.2 6.3 1.8 12.4
Other sectors 4.5 0.7 -0.1 -0.0 0.2 0.8 0.1 -0.1
Reserve assets - - - - - - - -
Errors and omissions - - - - - - - -