Securities holdings statistics

The Securities Holdings Statistics (SHS), collected on a security-by-security basis, provide information on securities held by selected categories of euro area investors, broken down by instrument type, issuer country and further classifications.

Legal basis

The legal basis for collecting SHS data is laid down in Regulation ECB/2012/24 and subsequent amendments.

This Regulation is complemented by Guideline ECB/2013/7 and subsequent amendments, which sets out the procedures to be followed by NCBs when reporting to the ECB.

The SHS Group (SHSG) data collection provides information on holdings of securities by individual banking groups. The covered reporting banking groups are listed below.

List of reporting banking groups
List of banking groups reporting SHS data in line with Article 2(1b) of the amended Regulation ECB/2012/24 (list valid as at end-2016)
Country Full name
AT Erste Group Bank AG
BE Belfius
BE KBC Group-KBC Groep NV/ KBC Groupe SA
DE Bayerische Landesbank
DE Commerzbank AG
DE Deutsche Bank AG
DE Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG
DE Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank-DZ Bank AG
DE Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg
DE Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale
DE Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale NORD/LB
ES Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA
ES Banco Santander SA
ES BFA Tenedora de Acciones SA
ES Criteria Caixa Holding SA
FR BNP Paribas
FR Crédit Agricole Group-Crédit Agricole
FR Credit Mutuel CM5-CIC
FR Société Générale
IT Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
IT Intesa Sanpaolo
IT Unicredit SpA
NL ABN Amro Group NV
NL Rabobank Group-Rabobank Nederland

Starting with data relating to the reference period end-September 2018, additional attributes will be included in the SHSG data collection and the list of reporting banking groups will be extended. The SHSG Guidance notes further clarify and illustrate these requirements.

Statistical Data Warehouse

The SHS by Sector, as published in the Statistical Data Warehouse (SDW), provide information on holdings of securities by euro area resident sectors, e.g. monetary financial institutions or non-financial corporations.

International standards on securities statistics

The joint Handbook on Securities Statistics, from the Bank for International Settlements, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund provides the conceptual framework for the compilation and presentation of securities statistics.

It describes the main features of debt and equity securities, looks at institutional units and sectors as issuers and holders of securities, and discusses the statistical recording rules to be applied for use in monetary policy formulation and financial stability analysis.