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COMMITTEE ON MONETARY, FINANCIAL AND BALANCE OF PAYMENTS STATISTICS

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Definition:
The Committee on Monetary, Financial and Balance of Payments Statistics (CMFB) was established by Council Decision in 1991 to assist the European Commission in drawing up and implementing work programmes concerning monetary, financial and balance of payments statistics, and to offer opinions on these areas of statistics and on their links with other areas of economic statistics, in particular national accounts. (Indeed, the government statistician members of the CMFB are usually responsible for macroeconomic statistics in their countries.)

The context was the need to make statistical preparations for Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). The CMFB is an independent committee with advisory functions; it has no legislative powers. The original Council Decision has been amended to reflect changes since 1991.

Context:
The Members of the Committee are senior statisticians from the National Statistical Institutes and National Central Banks of the countries of the European Economic Area (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom). The European Commission (Eurostat) and the European Central Bank are also Members of the Committee.

Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Malta, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Turkey have Observer status, as well as the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Source Publication:
CMFB website + imf.org.

Hyperlink:
http://www.imf.org/external/bopage/nlindex.htm

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics

Created on Thursday, April 10, 2003

Last updated on Friday, June 14, 2013