Statistics governance and quality framework

The European System of Central Banks (ESCB) attaches great importance to the quality of its statistics, while keeping the reporting burden to a minimum for respondents. It is committed to good governance, takes into consideration internationally agreed quality standards and guarantees the confidentiality of information.

Experimental data

There are data where compromises have to be made in terms of the high quality standards to which the ECB and ESCB adhere. For transparency reasons, such data are also made available on this website and clearly marked as “experimental data”.

More about Experimental data.

Statistical confidentiality

The protection of confidentiality when collecting statistical information is of paramount importance to the ECB and the ESCB.

A yearly report is prepared on the compliance by all ESCB members during the previous period.

Summary of the latest report: Statistical confidentiality in the ESCB - Confidentiality Report 2016 last update: 24 November 2017