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FSIs are indicators of the current financial health and soundness of the financial institutions in a country, and of their corporate and household counterparts. They include both aggregated individual institution data and indicators that are representative of the markets in which the financial institutions operate.

FSIs are calculated and disseminated for the purpose of supporting macroprudential analysis. This is the assessment and surveillance of the strengths and vulnerabilities of financial systems, with the objective of enhancing financial stability and, in particular, limiting the likelihood of failure of the financial system.

Source Publication:
IMF, 2004, Compilation Guide on Financial Soundness Indicators, IMF, Washington DC, para. 1.2.

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics

Created on Thursday, August 26, 2004

Last updated on Wednesday, November 30, 2005