The balance sheets of credit institutions and money market funds
In order to complement the monthly balance sheet statistics for the entire monetary financial institution (MFI) sector, the ECB publishes quarterly data on two MFI subsectors: deposit-taking corporations except central banks (these are predominantly credit institutions), and money market funds (MMFs).
MMF balance sheet statistics are reported by euro area national central banks to the ECB on a quarterly basis, approximately six weeks after the end of the reference period. By deducting MMF information from the monthly and quarterly data on MFIs excluding the Eurosystem, the ECB may compile balance sheet information for the remaining MFIs. Aggregate balance sheet information may therefore be published for both the MMF sector and for the credit institutions sector (although the latter includes a small number of other MFIs that are not credit institutions).
Monthly data on MMFs' shares/units held by the money holding sector broken down by country are also available. For further information on the classification of MFIs, see the list of financial institutions.
Credit institution and money market fund balance sheet statistics are compiled on an aggregated basis (i.e. there is no netting out of positions within the sector) and reported on a quarterly basis, approximately six weeks after the end of the reference period.
For further information on the classification of MFI, see the list of financial institutions.