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Statistics glossary

aggregated balance sheet of the MFI sector

See aggregated MFI balance sheet

aggregated MFI balance sheet

A balance sheet comprising the sums total of the data included in the harmonised balance sheets of all MFIs that are resident in the euro area (inter-MFI positions on a gross basis). The legal basis for the collection of harmonised balance sheet statistics is laid down in Regulation ECB/2008/32. This Regulation is complemented by Guideline ECB/2007/9, which sets out the procedures to be followed by NCBs when reporting information relating to money and banking statistics to the ECB.

autonomous liquidity factors

Liquidity factors that do not normally stem from the use of monetary policy instruments. They include, for example, banknotes in circulation, government deposits with the central bank and net foreign assets of the central bank.