Data arising from financial transactions (investments) made by these institutional groups. Also included are quarterly balance sheet data for short-term assets and liabilities, along with income and expenditure data for insurance companies and self-administered pension funds. All data are reported on a current price basis. In addition, every third quarter release contains annual balance sheet data for all the institutional groups; providing information on the market value of assets and liabilities. Annual income and expenditure data for insurance companies are also reported at this time.
Official statistics are produced impartially and free from political influence.