The European System of Central Banks (ESCB) releases its statistics and related methodologies via the websites of the European
Central Bank (ECB) and of the national central banks (NCBs). In the light of increasing demand for its statistics, the ESCB
makes continuous efforts to facilitate their use. Against this background, the ESCB would like to clarify its common policy
regarding the reuse of ESCB statistics.
Conditions for the reuse of ESCB statistics
All publicly available ESCB statistics may be reused free of charge on the condition that the source is quoted (e.g. “Source:
ECB statistics.”) and that the statistics (including metadata) are not modified. The policy of free access and free reuse
does not imply a right to obtain confidential data.
The following additional rules apply.
- The right of free reuse refers to standard tools as made available to the public, which must be used in accordance with the
respective disclaimers issued by the NCBs and the ECB.
- The right of free use does not apply to third-party data without a prior permission from the originator.
- Users are not entitled to expect continuity of all ESCB statistics published and should note that statistics may be changed
as a result of revisions or other updates.
- Access to ESCB statistics may be restricted in exceptional circumstances for example if a user is acting in a manner contrary
to the interests of other users.