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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 Q4 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 -22.0 18.5 2.4 0.3 15.6 11.1 -10.9 1.0 -10.1 1.5 3.6
credit 674.0 239.8 14.1 20.1 120.2 66.0 19.5 8.6 14.6 45.9 101.1
debit 696.1 221.3 11.7 19.8 104.6 54.9 30.3 7.6 24.7 44.4 97.5
Goods -0.7 19.8 1.0 0.2 10.6 7.9 0.0 0.9 -4.5 2.9 11.7
credit (exports) 378.2 123.2 8.5 12.3 52.4 50.0 0.0 4.6 8.6 23.3 46.8
as percentage of total 100.0 32.6 2.3 3.2 13.8 13.2 0.0 1.2 2.3 6.2 12.4
debit (imports) 378.9 103.4 7.5 12.0 41.8 42.1 0.0 3.7 13.1 20.5 35.2
as percentage of total 100.0 27.3 2.0 3.2 11.0 11.1 0.0 1.0 3.5 5.4 9.3
Services 5.2 4.2 0.9 0.7 1.9 -0.8 1.5 -0.0 0.7 2.0 -6.2
credit (exports) 124.7 40.9 3.0 3.5 25.1 7.7 1.6 1.5 2.9 12.1 20.6
as percentage of total 100.0 32.8 2.4 2.8 20.2 6.2 1.2 1.2 2.3 9.7 16.5
debit (imports) 119.5 36.7 2.0 2.9 23.3 8.5 0.1 1.5 2.2 10.1 26.8
as percentage of total 100.0 30.7 1.7 2.4 19.5 7.1 0.1 1.3 1.8 8.5 22.4
Income -0.9 6.8 0.5 -0.7 3.2 4.4 -0.8 0.5 -6.2 -3.6 -1.4
credit 144.5 55.5 2.4 3.9 40.0 7.5 1.7 2.3 3.1 8.7 32.0
debit 145.5 48.8 1.9 4.6 36.8 3.0 2.4 1.9 9.2 12.3 33.4
of which: investment income -3.1 6.7 0.5 -0.7 3.2 5.4 -1.7 0.5 -6.2 -5.3 -1.6
credit 139.7 53.9 2.4 3.9 39.6 7.3 0.7 2.3 3.1 6.8 31.5
debit 142.7 47.2 1.9 4.6 36.4 1.9 2.4 1.8 9.2 12.2 33.1
Current transfers -25.7 -12.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.4 -11.6 -0.3 -0.1 0.3 -0.5
credit 26.6 20.2 0.2 0.3 2.7 0.8 16.2 0.1 0.1 1.8 1.7
debit 52.2 32.4 0.3 0.3 2.8 1.2 27.8 0.4 0.2 1.5 2.1
Capital account 1.3 3.5 -0.0 0.0 0.1 -0.0 3.4 -0.0 -0.0 0.2 -0.1
credit 4.8 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.2
debit 3.4 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2
Financial account balance1) 136.7 - - - - - - - - - -
Direct investment -86.7 -22.4 -0.8 -3.3 -7.6 -10.7 -0.0 -0.9 -0.1 15.7 -36.8
Abroad -50.5 -23.4 -0.7 -9.0 -10.0 -3.6 -0.0 -1.2 -0.8 12.0 -36.3
Equity/reinvested earnings -35.0 -14.3 -0.6 -1.3 -9.2 -3.2 -0.0 -1.9 -0.1 7.1 -27.0
Other capital -15.5 -9.0 -0.2 -7.7 -0.8 -0.4 0.0 0.7 -0.6 4.9 -9.3
In the euro area -36.2 0.9 -0.0 5.8 2.3 -7.1 0.0 0.3 0.7 3.7 -0.5
Equity/reinvested earnings 0.7 1.8 0.1 3.4 -2.6 1.0 0.0 0.4 0.8 0.3 2.8
Other capital -36.9 -0.8 -0.1 2.4 5.0 -8.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 3.4 -3.3
Portfolio investment 201.8 - - - - - - - - - -
Assets 155.3 10.1 1.4 9.1 -11.1 6.2 4.4 -1.7 16.4 -2.3 52.1
Equity 49.7 7.8 0.3 1.8 4.1 1.5 0.1 -1.1 3.2 -2.3 17.1
Debt 105.6 2.3 1.2 7.3 -15.2 4.7 4.2 -0.5 13.3 0.0 35.0
Bonds and notes 59.6 -22.7 2.5 1.8 -34.7 3.9 3.9 1.2 10.7 -1.4 22.3
Money market instruments 46.1 25.0 -1.4 5.5 19.6 0.8 0.4 -1.8 2.5 1.5 12.8
Liabilities 46.5 - - - - - - - - - -
Equity -45.9 - - - - - - - - - -
Debt 92.5 - - - - - - - - - -
Bonds and notes -13.0 - - - - - - - - - -
Money market instruments 105.5 - - - - - - - - - -
MEMO ITEM: COMBINED DIRECT AND PORTFOLIO INVESTMENT 115.1 - - - - - - - - - -
Financial derivatives 9.2 - - - - - - - - - -
Other investment 12.8 145.3 -0.1 -2.0 175.3 -28.2 0.3 2.7 -32.8 -49.7 132.0
Assets 259.6 129.8 17.0 6.8 131.4 -20.4 -5.0 -0.3 1.0 6.5 72.5
General government 0.3 -0.4 -0.3 -0.1 2.9 0.3 -3.2 -0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.0
MFIs 229.4 101.3 17.7 7.3 98.8 -21.7 -0.7 -0.2 0.6 3.2 73.8
Other sectors 29.9 28.9 -0.4 -0.3 29.8 1.0 -1.1 -0.0 0.4 3.3 -1.3
Liabilities -246.8 15.4 -17.1 -8.9 43.9 -7.8 5.3 3.0 -33.8 -56.2 59.5
General government 8.9 2.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.3 0.0 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.7
MFIs -293.0 9.2 -17.4 -7.9 41.8 -7.2 -0.1 1.2 -34.9 -67.0 48.6
Other sectors 37.3 4.1 0.3 -0.7 2.3 -0.6 2.7 1.8 1.2 10.3 10.2
Reserve assets -0.4 - - - - - - - - - -
Errors and omissions -116.0 - - - - - - - - - -

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

(EUR billions, unless otherwise indicated; transactions in Q4 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 - - - -36.5 - - - -
credit - - - 264.0 10.3 21.1 7.1 25.4
debit - - - 300.6 - - - -
Goods - - - -31.3 -1.0 -32.4 0.2 -3.6
credit (exports) - - - 171.7 5.8 16.2 5.2 19.2
as percentage of total - - - 45.4 1.5 4.3 1.4 5.1
debit (imports) - - - 203.0 6.7 48.6 5.0 22.9
as percentage of total - - - 53.6 1.8 12.8 1.3 6.0
Services - - - 4.6 0.3 0.8 0.1 1.3
credit (exports) - - - 46.7 1.7 3.9 1.4 3.6
as percentage of total - - - 37.5 1.4 3.1 1.1 2.9
debit (imports) - - - 42.1 1.5 3.1 1.3 2.2
as percentage of total - - - 35.3 1.2 2.6 1.0 1.9
Income - - - 3.1 - - - -
credit - - - 42.9 2.8 1.0 0.4 2.5
debit - - - 39.9 - - - -
of which: investment income - - - 2.9 - - - -
credit - - - 42.0 2.7 1.0 0.4 2.4
debit - - - 39.2 - - - -
Current transfers - - - -12.9 -0.4 -0.8 -0.2 0.0
credit - - - 2.7 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
debit - - - 15.5 0.4 0.9 0.2 0.1
Capital account - - - -2.3 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 0.0
credit - - - 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
debit - - - 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Financial account balance1) - - - - - - - -
Direct investment -16.5 -1.6 0.0 -25.8 -0.5 -1.0 -0.6 -3.0
Abroad 12.9 -1.4 0.0 -13.9 -1.2 -1.1 -0.6 -2.2
Equity/reinvested earnings 15.6 -1.0 0.0 -14.4 -0.5 -0.7 -0.6 -1.6
Other capital -2.6 -0.4 0.0 0.5 -0.7 -0.4 -0.0 -0.6
In the euro area -29.5 -0.1 0.0 -11.9 0.6 0.1 0.0 -0.8
Equity/reinvested earnings -9.1 0.1 0.0 3.6 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.5
Other capital -20.4 -0.3 0.0 -15.5 0.5 0.0 -0.0 -1.3
Portfolio investment - - - - - - - -
Assets 42.2 1.2 2.1 36.3 -11.0 0.7 1.3 5.2
Equity 7.8 1.2 0.0 17.3 0.7 0.3 1.1 4.6
Debt 34.3 0.0 2.1 19.1 -11.6 0.4 0.2 0.7
Bonds and notes 23.7 0.1 2.1 23.7 1.2 0.2 0.1 0.2
Money market instruments 10.7 -0.1 0.0 -4.6 -12.8 0.2 0.1 0.5
Other investment -67.1 -19.8 -12.2 -105.4 0.4 -2.8 -19.9 -43.8
Assets 11.6 -2.8 5.6 32.9 1.4 8.8 1.5 8.0
General government -0.0 -0.0 0.2 0.6 -0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.0
MFIs 14.6 -3.2 5.4 30.7 1.7 9.2 1.2 6.8
Other sectors -3.0 0.4 0.0 1.6 -0.2 -0.5 0.3 1.2
Liabilities -78.6 -17.0 -17.8 -138.3 -1.1 -11.6 -21.5 -51.8
General government -0.0 0.0 5.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MFIs -79.3 -16.6 -23.1 -147.7 -1.0 -11.2 -21.4 -51.9
Other sectors 0.7 -0.4 -0.0 9.2 -0.0 -0.4 -0.1 0.1
Reserve assets - - - - - - - -
Errors and omissions - - - - - - - -