This article updates the experimental flow of funds balance sheet statistics to be in line with the national accounts. and includes estimates for 2015 for the first time.
Economic Statistics Transformation Programme: UK flow of funds experimental balance sheet statistics, 1997 to 2015
This article, together with the accompanying reference tables and interactive visualisation, updates the experimental flow of funds balance sheet statistics first published in November 2015 and includes estimates for 2015 for the first time. This work is part of the development of the UK’s enhanced financial accounts (flow of funds) which is conducted in partnership between the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Bank of England (the Bank). A key objective of the project is to develop whom-to-whom estimates for financial account transactions and balance sheet levels, publishing the counterparty relationships for each financial instrument rather than the total asset and/or liability position for each institutional sector in isolation. Included in this article is a presentation of the currently available whom-to-whom statistics for balance sheets, with experimental estimates for the majority of financial instruments from 1997 to 2015, on a quarterly basis. The instruments covered are; currency; deposits; short-term debt securities; long-term debt securities; loans, equity and investment fund share or units; insurance, pension and standardised guarantee schemes; and financial derivatives. Other instruments are not included, as either counterparty information is not currently available, or there is no counterparty to the instrument.