Statistics

The Bank of England gathers, analyses and publishes data from financial institutions, which we use to inform our policy decisions and to supervise firms. We also publish data relating to our other activities as a central bank, such as banknote issuing and monetary analysis.

Statistical releases

Bank of England statistical releases contain our latest data and, in some cases, accompanying analysis and commentary.  
 

Reporting data to the Bank of England

Information and forms for banks that report statistical returns to us.

Data collection

Statistics articles

These articles take an in-depth look at the latest news and developments relating to our monetary and financial statistics. 

 

Yield curves

We produce three types of estimated yield curves for the UK on a daily basis, based on gilt yields, LIBOR and instruments linked to LIBOR, and sterling overnight index swap rates.

Option-implied probability density functions

We publish weekly estimates of probability density functions for future values of the FTSE 100 index and short sterling interest rates. 

Bankstats (Monetary & Financial Statistics) tables

Informally known as Bankstats, this data consists of: money and lending; monetary financial institutions' balance sheets; further analyses of deposits and lending; external business of banks operating in the UK, public sector debt and the money markets (including gilt repo and stock lending); sterling commercial paper, other debt securities, capital issues; financial derivatives and interest and exchange rates.

2018 release dates:

  • 4 January (November 2017 data)
  • 30 January (December 2017)
  • 1 March (January 2018 data)
  • 29 March (February 2018 data)
  • 1 May (March 2018 data)
  • 31 May (April 2018 data)
  • 29 June (May 2018 data)
  • 30 July (June 2018 data)
  • 30 August (July 2018 data)
  • 1 October (August 2018 data)
  • 29 October (September 2018 data)
  • 29 November (October 2018 data)

Capital Expenditure

Capital expenditure data measure MFIs cash expenditure on acquisitions, and cash receipts from disposals, covering assets both for firms’ own use and for leasing, hiring or renting out under finance leases.

2018/19 release dates:

  • 12 February 2018 (December 2017 data)
  • 15 May 2018 (March 2018 data)
  • 10 August 2018 (June 2018 data)
  • 9 November 2018 (September 2018 data)
  • 12 February 2019 (December 2018 data)
  • 14 May 2019 (March 2019 data)

Financial derivative positions of banks and Write-offs and other revaluations of loans by monetary financial institutions

Quarterly data released via Bankstats tables C2.1 and F1.1.

2018/19 release dates:

  • 1 March 2018 (December 2017 data)
  • 31 May 2018 (March 2018 data)
  • 30 August 2018 (June 2018 data)
  • 29 November 2018 (September 2018 data)
  • 1 March 2019 (December 2018 data)
  • 31 May 2019 (March 2019 data)

Income and Expenditure

Quarterly data released via Bankstats table B3.1.

2018/19 release dates:

  • 4 January 2018 (September 2017 data)
  • 29 March 2018 (December 2017 data)
  • 29 June 2018 (March 2018 data)
  • 1 October 2018 (June 2018 data)
  • 3 January 2019 (September 2018 data)
  • 1 July 2019 (December 2018 data)

Gilt and repo business

Quarterly data released via Bankstats table D3.1

2018/19 release dates:

  • 30 January 2018 (November 2017 data)
  • 1 May 2018 (February 2018 data)
  • 30 July 2018 (May 2018 data)
  • 29 October 2018 (August 2018 data)
  • 30 January 2019 (November 2018 data)
  • 1 May 2019 (February 2019 data)
  • 29 July 2019 (May 2019 data)

Banknote statistics

Data on the number and value of our banknotes in circulation, the number of banknotes printed and more.

Gold holdings

We publish monthly figures on the amount of gold we have in our custody, which includes the UK’s gold reserves and gold we store on behalf of central banks and other customers.

Research datasets

We've published this curated selection of datasets as a resource for external researchers. It includes historic survey data, macroeconomic data stretching back as far as the thirteenth century and more.

Statistics requested by users

From time to time, we publish additional monetary and financial statistics that we have provided to users on request.

Housing equity withdrawal

We publish quarterly data on housing equity withdrawal – the balance of changes in the stock of secured lending and changes in the stock of housing wealth.

Release dates:

  • 2 January 2018

Narrow money (notes and coin) and reserves balances

Our monthly notes and coin statistics show the amount of sterling banknotes and coins in circulation. We publish data on our reserves at the same time.

2018 release dates:

  • 4 January (December 2017 data)
  • 7 February (January 2018 data)
  • 7 March (February 2018 data)
  • 6 April (March 2018 data)
  • 2 May (April 2018 data)
  • 6 June (May 2018 data)
  • 4 July (June 2018 data)
  • 1 August (July 2018 data)
  • 5 September (August 2018 data)
  • 3 October (September 2018 data)
  • 7 November (October 2018 data)

Quoted rates

Monthly data on interest rates for a range of mortgage, lending and deposit products offered to households.

2018 release dates

  • 8 January (December 2017 data)
  • 7 February (January 2018 data)
  • 7 March (February 2018 data)
  • 9 April (March 2018 data)
  • 8 May (April 2018 data)
  • 7 June (May 2018 data)
  • 6 July (June 2018 data)
  • 7 August (July 2018 data)
  • 7 September (August 2018 data)
  • 5 October (September 2018 data)
  • 7 November (October 2018 data)

Consumer credit including student loans

We publish an annual update on lending to individuals that includes student loans – which are not included in our other consumer credit data.

Annual reweighting of the sterling exchange rate index

We carry out an annual update of the sterling exchange rate index weights.

Gross Domestic Product Real-Time Database

The Bank's Monetary Policy Committee analyses a wide variety of data to inform its monetary policy decision. Some of these data are revised over time, and taking account of possible revisions is an important part of assessing any data release. In attempting to improve our understanding of how data are revised, we have constructed a real-time database that contains successive sets of data for a range of macroeconomic time series.

Statistical Code of Practice

The code sets out standards for our collection, compilation and dissemination of monetary, financial and regulatory data, comparable to those established for official statistics by the UK Statistics Authority (the Authority). These standards are referred to throughout this document as the ‘Code’.    

This page was last updated 15 December 2017
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