Government bond yields - 10 years' maturity (irt_lt_gby10)

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 C2: National accounts production

1.5. Contact mail address

2920 Luxembourg LUXEMBOURG


2. Metadata update Top
2.1. Metadata last certified 10/07/2019
2.2. Metadata last posted 10/07/2019
2.3. Metadata last update 10/07/2019


3. Statistical presentation Top
3.1. Data description

10-year government bond yields are reference rates, based on government bonds with a maturity close to 10 years.

3.2. Classification system

Not applicable

3.3. Coverage - sector

Government sector

3.4. Statistical concepts and definitions

Government bond yields with maturities of 10 years.

The bonds used for the calculation of the yields are issued by governments.

3.5. Statistical unit

Not applicable

3.6. Statistical population

Not applicable

3.7. Reference area

Turkey, United States and Japan.

3.8. Coverage - Time

Data for US and Japan is aviailable for all the months following January 1980. Turkey from 2006 only.

3.9. Base period

Not applicable


4. Unit of measure Top

Annualised percentages


5. Reference Period Top

Reference period is the month.


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

No information available

6.2. Institutional Mandate - data sharing

Data are transmitted via the ECB under a data sharing arrangement.


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

Not applicable


8. Release policy Top
8.1. Release calendar

Not applicable

8.2. Release calendar access

Not applicable

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 - 'Accessibility and clarity') 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 and annual.


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

News releases on-line.

10.2. Dissemination format - Publications

Not applicable

10.3. Dissemination format - online database

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

10.4. Dissemination format - microdata access

Not applicable

10.5. Dissemination format - other

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

10.6. Documentation on methodology

Not applicable

10.7. Quality management - documentation

Not applicable


11. Quality management Top
11.1. Quality assurance

Not applicable

11.2. Quality management - assessment

Not applicable


12. Relevance Top
12.1. Relevance - User Needs

Covers long-term bond yields of countries outside of the EU (so the Maastricht criterion interest rate collection is not applicable)

12.2. Relevance - User Satisfaction

Not applicable

12.3. Completeness

Data for US and Japan is aviailable for all the months following January 1980. Turkey from 2006 only.


13. Accuracy Top
13.1. Accuracy - overall

Not applicable

13.2. Sampling error

Not applicable

13.3. Non-sampling error

Not applicable


14. Timeliness and punctuality Top
14.1. Timeliness

Around 10 days after the end of the corresponding period.

14.2. Punctuality

Generally good


15. Coherence and comparability Top
15.1. Comparability - geographical

Data set can be used in general for regional comparisons.

15.2. Comparability - over time

Comparability over time is only slightly limited due to changing definitions over time.

15.3. Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable

15.4. Coherence - internal

Not applicable


16. Cost and Burden Top

Not applicable


17. Data revision Top
17.1. Data revision - policy

Though highly unlikely, data are revised when deemed necessary.

17.2. Data revision - practice

Major changes in methodology are announced beforehand.


18. Statistical processing Top
18.1. Source data

National central bank series of US and Japan are transmitted via the European Central Bank (ECB). Series for Turkey is transmitted to Eurostat by the national central bank.

18.2. Frequency of data collection

Monthly and annual.

18.3. Data collection

Please contact  corresponding national central bank.

18.4. Data validation

Data may be checked with ECB or with national central bank.

18.5. Data compilation

Contact national central banks.

18.6. Adjustment

Series are not adjusted.


19. Comment Top

None


Related metadata Top


Annexes Top