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)

For any question on data and metadata, please contact: EUROPEAN STATISTICAL DATA SUPPORT


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The data are three-month interbank rates which are no longer updated.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


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


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


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


8. Release policy Top
8.1. Release calendar

Not applicable.

8.2. Release calendar access


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


10.3. Dissemination format - online database

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

10.4. Dissemination format - microdata access


10.5. Dissemination format - other

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

10.6. Documentation on methodology


10.7. Quality management - documentation


11. Quality management Top
11.1. Quality assurance


11.2. Quality management - assessment


12. Relevance Top
12.1. Relevance - User Needs


12.2. Relevance - User Satisfaction


12.3. Completeness

fairly complete

13. Accuracy Top
13.1. Accuracy - overall


13.2. Sampling error


13.3. Non-sampling error


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


15. Coherence and comparability Top
15.1. Comparability - geographical


15.2. Comparability - over time


15.3. Coherence - cross domain


15.4. Coherence - internal


16. Cost and Burden Top


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


18.3. Data collection

Not applicable.

18.4. Data validation


18.5. Data compilation

Data are interest rates.

There is no European aggregate.

18.6. Adjustment

Data are not seasonally adjusted.

19. Comment Top


Related metadata Top
irt_st_esms - Short-term interest rates

Annexes Top