3-month rates for euro area countries (irt_h_mr3)

Reference Metadata in Euro SDMX Metadata Structure (ESMS)

Compiling agency: Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union


Eurostat metadata
Reference metadata
1. Contact
2. Metadata update
3. Statistical presentation
4. Unit of measure
5. Reference Period
6. Institutional Mandate
7. Confidentiality
8. Release policy
9. Frequency of dissemination
10. Accessibility and clarity
11. Quality management
12. Relevance
13. Accuracy
14. Timeliness and punctuality
15. Coherence and comparability
16. Cost and Burden
17. Data revision
18. Statistical processing
19. Comment
Related Metadata
Annexes (including footnotes)



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1. Contact Top
1.1. Contact organisation Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union
1.2. Contact organisation unit

Unit C1: National accounts methodology. Sector accounts. Financial indicators.

1.5. Contact mail address 2920 Luxembourg LUXEMBOURG


2. Metadata update Top
2.1. Metadata last certified 02/02/2009
2.2. Metadata last posted 08/12/2014
2.3. Metadata last update 08/12/2014


3. Statistical presentation Top
3.1. Data description

The data are three-month interbank rates which are no longer updated. The series represent interest rates of countries which have now joined the euro area.

3.2. Classification system

Not applicable.

3.3. Coverage - sector

na

3.4. Statistical concepts and definitions

An interest rate is the cost or price of borrowing, or the gain from lending, normally expressed as an annual percentage amount. Three-month interbank rates apply to deposits or loans between banks with an original maturity of three months.

Since the introduction of the euro the three-month interbank rate is the same for all euroarea Member States: the Euribor (euro interbank offered rate). 

3.5. Statistical unit

Not applicable.

3.6. Statistical population

Not applicable.

3.7. Reference area

Euro area Member States. The rate for Luxembourg and Belgium is the same.

3.8. Coverage - Time

Mostly long and complete time series

3.9. Base period

Not applicable.


4. Unit of measure Top

Percentages.


5. Reference Period Top

Data are monthly, quarterly and annual.


6. Institutional Mandate Top
6.1. Institutional Mandate - legal acts and other agreements

See the corresponding new series at "21.2: Related Metadata".

6.2. Institutional Mandate - data sharing

na


7. Confidentiality Top
7.1. Confidentiality - policy

Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

7.2. Confidentiality - data treatment

na


8. Release policy Top
8.1. Release calendar

Not applicable.

8.2. Release calendar access

na

8.3. Release policy - user access

In line with the Community legal framework and the European Statistics Code of Practice Eurostat disseminates European statistics on Eurostat's website (see item 10 - 'Dissemination format') respecting professional independence and in an objective, professional and transparent manner in which all users are treated equitably. The detailed arrangements are governed by the Eurostat protocol on impartial access to Eurostat data for users.


9. Frequency of dissemination Top

Monthly, quarterly and annual.


10. Accessibility and clarity Top
10.1. Dissemination format - News release

News releases on-line.

10.2. Dissemination format - Publications

None.

10.3. Dissemination format - online database

Please consult free data on-line or refer to contact details.

10.4. Dissemination format - microdata access

na

10.5. Dissemination format - other

See: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat

10.6. Documentation on methodology

None.

10.7. Quality management - documentation

na


11. Quality management Top
11.1. Quality assurance

na

11.2. Quality management - assessment

na


12. Relevance Top
12.1. Relevance - User Needs

na

12.2. Relevance - User Satisfaction

na

12.3. Completeness

fairly complete


13. Accuracy Top
13.1. Accuracy - overall

na

13.2. Sampling error

na

13.3. Non-sampling error

na


14. Timeliness and punctuality Top
14.1. Timeliness

Historical series according to national definitions (no longer updated).

New series can be found in: Short-term interest rates (See 21.2 Related Metadata).

14.2. Punctuality

na


15. Coherence and comparability Top
15.1. Comparability - geographical

na

15.2. Comparability - over time

na

15.3. Coherence - cross domain

None.

15.4. Coherence - internal

na


16. Cost and Burden Top

na


17. Data revision Top
17.1. Data revision - policy

Historical series; data are no longer revised.

17.2. Data revision - practice

Not applicable.


18. Statistical processing Top
18.1. Source data

The source of the data was DG ECFIN of the European Commission.

18.2. Frequency of data collection

na

18.3. Data collection

Not applicable.

18.4. Data validation

None

18.5. Data compilation

Data are interest rates.

There is no European aggregate.

18.6. Adjustment

Data are not seasonally adjusted.


19. Comment Top

None


Related metadata Top
irt_st_esms - Short-term interest rates


Annexes Top