SDMX – statistical data exchange model
SDMX-ML and SDMX-EDI (GESMES/TS): The ECB statistical representation standards
SDMX-ML is the XML syntax used by the ECB and the national central banks of the EU to disseminate statistics on the Web.
The following sections offer data in SDMX-ML format:
SDMX-EDI (GESMES/TS) is the standard used by the ECB to exchange statistical data and metadata with its partners in the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and other organisations world-wide. It was a key element in the statistical preparations for Monetary Union and has proved both efficient and effective in meeting the ESCB's rapidly evolving statistical requirements. SDMX-ML is now progressively used also in data and metadata exchange.
Both SDMX-EDI and SDMX-ML are part of the SDMX standards. The standards are maintained by the SDMX initiative led by seven international and European organisations (BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IMF, OECD, UN, World Bank).
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has approved the SDMX standards as a technical specification (ISO/TS 17369:2013).