This note describes the financial flows between the various sectors of the economy in 1986. The annual flow of funds matrices for 1985 and 1986 follow the article, together with notes on definitions and seasonal adjustment. Further flow of funds tables, including those published only annually (which include transactions by the monetary sector, the overseas sector and by individual groups of 'other financial institutions,) can be found in the statistical annex (Table 19). Details are also given of transactions by the various sectors in the equity and company loan stock markets.
In this article the flow of funds data have been scaled (to 1986 prices) using the GDP deflator at factor cost. This reduces the effect of inflation on the figures, making it easier to see where there have been real changes.