Reporting of balance of payments and external statistics

Balance of payments

Statistical reporting by resident entities in relation to transactions with non-residents without the mediation of domestic credit institutions

By the Bank of Greece Governor's Act No. 2535/21.1.2004 (paragraph ΙΙ), legal entities resident in Greece are required to report all types of transactions, regardless of the amount involved, they undertake with non-residents without the mediation of credit or financial institutions operating in Greece. As of 1.1.2016, these transactions are reported through the DIREQT system.

It must be noted that such data are confidential and collected exclusively for statistical purposes and, specifically, for preparing the country's balance of payments. The requirement for reporting statistics to the Bank of Greece is laid down in article 55C of its Statute, as ratified by Laws 2609/1998 and 2832/2000.

Receivables and liabilities to non-residents

Statistical reporting by resident entities on receivables and liabilities to non-residents

In order to assess the country's International Investment Position, i.e. the amount of receivables and liabilities to residents abroad (non-residents), the Bank of Greece conducts each year a sample research.

In this context, any non-financial corporations included in the sample must report to the Bank of Greece any data relating to receivables and liabilities from and to non-residents at the following email address: bop-iip@bankofgreece.gr.

It must be noted that the above data are confidential and collected exclusively for statistical purposes. This requirement for reporting to the Bank of Greece is provided for in article 55C of its Statute, as ratified by Laws 2609/1998 and 2832/2000. 

Foreign direct investments

Statistical reporting by resident entities on foreign direct investments

This research aims to collect the statistics on the direct investments of both foreign residents and non-residents in Greece on an annual basis.

Such data are used to compile statistics on Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), to prepare the country's annual International Investment Position and update the European Groups Register (EGR).

This research is intended for any natural or legal person selected by the Bank of Greece, who has or may potentially have a direct investment relationship with non-residents either as a direct investor or as a direct investment entity, and is conducted by sending out the relevant questionnaires. The requirement for reporting statistics to the Bank of Greece is laid down in article 55C of its Statute, as ratified by Laws 2609/1998 and 2832/2000.

It is noted that these data are confidential, used exclusively for statistical purposes and not disclosed to any third parties.

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