This section provides monthly data going back to 1995 on issues of debt securities and quoted shares in the Greek capital market.
Securities issues are broken down by issuer sector and by type of security (fixed-rate/floating-rate, short-term/long-term). The data published include new issuance, redemptions and outstanding amounts.
Data on debt securities refer to nominal value, whereas data on quoted shares refer to market values. The data sources are: for Greek government bonds the Ministry of Finance; for shares issued by Athex-listed companies, the Athens Exchange; and for bank bonds, the relevant annex to the monthly balance sheets that credit institutions are required to submit to the Bank of Greece in accordance with the applicable Bank of Greece Governor’s Acts.
Data in Greek drachmas for the period prior to 2001 (i.e. before Greece joined the euro area) have been converted to euro using the rule adopted by the ECB. Specifically, for the period from 1.1.1999 to 31.12.2000 (when the euro area existed but Greece was not yet a member), the conversion is based on the EUR/drachma exchange rate prevailing on the reference date. For the period before 1.1.1999, the conversion is based on the fixed exchange rate of 31.12.1998, i.e. 1 euro = 329.689 drachmas.
The data are presented separately for the periods before and after 1.1.2001, respectively.