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SDDS Plus data categories

In 2012, as a result of the 2008 financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund expanded the standard for data dissemination and created new standard – “Special Data Dissemination Standard Plus (SDDS Plus)”, based on identified gaps in the data needed to analyze financial stability. It is a voluntary information project designed to standardize the macroeconomic data of IMF member countries. Participating countries subscribe to provide the Fund with metadata and summary methodologies for 30 data categories that testify to their fiscal, real, financial and foreign sectors. The metadata and summary methodologies of each participating country are published in the IMF’s Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board. They also undertake to monitor and publish these data categories in the “standard” prescribed format, scope, periodicity and timeliness. The role of the national coordinator is performed by the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic (operating the “National summary data page“). Data providers are the National Bank of Slovakia, the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic and the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic.

The National Bank of Slovakia has the following data categories: analytical accounts of the banking sector, analytical accounts of the central bank, analytical accounts of other financial corporations, quarterly financial accounts, interest rates, debt securities holdings, financial stability indicators, international investment position, exchange rates, balance of payments, CPIS, CDIS, external debt, international reserves and COFER.

SDDS Plus also includes the “Advanced Release Calendar (ARC)“. Advanced release calendar for data categories under the responsibility of the NBS: January – June 2024 and July – December 2024.

On 17 September 2019, the International Monetary Fund published PRESS RELEASE that the Slovak Republic fulfills all SDDS Plus conditions for the scope, periodicity, timeliness of data and for the publication of advanced release calendars.