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Table 2: Monthly balance of payments of the euro area

(EUR billions; transactions; non−working day and non−seasonally adjusted data)

Cumulated figures for the 12-month period ending July 2011 (revised) August 2011
August 2010 August 2011
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 -26.3 2,473.7 2,500.1 -61.7 2,792.4 2,854.1 -2.0 236.6 238.7 -6.3 227.3 233.7
Goods 27.4 1,464.5 1,437.1 -4.2 1,711.0 1,715.2 3.3 148.1 144.8 -3.1 139.4 142.5
Services 39.9 499.9 460.0 49.2 530.7 481.5 5.5 47.1 41.6 3.6 46.3 42.6
Income 6.1 420.9 414.8 -5.4 459.0 464.3 -0.7 36.1 36.8 1.1 35.8 34.6
Current transfers -99.6 88.5 188.1 -101.4 91.7 193.1 -10.2 5.3 15.6 -8.0 5.9 13.9
CAPITALACCOUNT 7.0 21.4 14.5 6.5 21.5 15.0 0.5 1.4 1.0 2.1 3.1 1.0
Balance Assets Liabilities Balance Assets Liabilities Balance Assets Liabilities Balance Assets Liabilities
FINANCIALACCOUNT1) 34.7 51.0 2.5 9.8
DIRECTINVESTMENT2) -129.9 -257.2 127.3 18.0 -143.0 161.0 0.6 -12.2 12.9 -0.3 6.5 -6.8
Equity capital and reinvested earnings 72.1 -164.1 237.2 13.6 -95.7 109.9 6.1 -10.3 16.4 15.2 7.4 7.8
Other capital (mostly inter-company loans) -203.1 -93.1 -109.9 4.2 -47.3 51.1 -5.5 -1.9 -3.6 -15.5 -0.9 -14.6
PORTFOLIO INVESTMENT 180.4 -114.0 294.3 340.4 -41.6 382.0 -21.1 5.6 -26.7 36.0 67.1 -31.1
Equity 47.7 -68.2 115.9 91.3 -31.9 123.2 6.9 -1.6 8.6 23.7 38.8 -15.1
Debt instruments 132.6 -45.8 178.4 249.1 -9.7 258.8 -28.0 7.3 -35.3 12.3 28.3 -16.0
Bonds and notes -5.1 -119.4 114.3 215.6 -5.7 221.3 -25.9 4.8 -30.7 19.8 25.7 -5.9
Money market instruments 137.7 73.7 64.1 33.5 -4.0 37.5 -2.1 2.5 -4.6 -7.5 2.6 -10.1
MEMO ITEM: COMBINED DIRECT AND PORTFOLIO INVESTMENT 50.4 -371.2 421.6 358.4 -184.6 543.1 -20.5 -6.6 -13.9 35.7 73.6 -37.9
FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES (NET) 15.0 -3.9 -4.6 -1.1
OTHER INVESTMENT -25.7 -97.2 71.5 -296.9 -304.4 7.5 28.5 18.7 9.7 -28.0 -115.3 87.3
Eurosystem -38.5 5.0 -43.5 41.8 -14.7 56.5 14.3 0.1 14.2 6.6 -0.5 7.1
General government -1.3 -12.0 10.7 78.7 -16.6 95.3 12.3 5.4 6.9 1.1 3.6 -2.5
of which: currency and deposits -0.9 -0.9 3.3 3.3 1.7 1.7 3.0 3.0
MFIs (excluding the Eurosystem) 6.5 -46.7 53.2 -330.7 -141.6 -189.1 -4.8 19.5 -24.3 -50.8 -103.8 52.9
Long-term 68.4 37.8 30.5 28.0 -0.1 28.1 3.1 -1.9 5.0 -4.6 -8.9 4.3
Short-term -61.8 -84.5 22.7 -358.6 -141.5 -217.1 -7.9 21.4 -29.3 -46.2 -94.8 48.6
Other sectors 7.7 -43.5 51.2 -86.7 -131.5 44.8 6.7 -6.2 13.0 15.1 -14.7 29.7
of which: currency and deposits 9.1 9.1 -28.1 -28.1 -4.3 -4.3 -1.5 -1.5
RESERVE ASSETS -5.1 -5.1 -6.7 -6.7 -0.9 -0.9 3.2 3.2
Errors and omissions -15.3 4.2 -0.9 -5.6