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Central Bank of the Republic of China


Central bank survey

The Republic of China
Central bank survey

Contact person Financial Statistics Section
Economic Research Department, Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Phone: 886-2-23571741
Fax: 886-2-23571760


Dissemination formats Hardcopy
    ( x ) News release
( ) Weekly ( x ) monthly ( ) quarterly bulletin
( ) Other
    ( x ) On-line country bulletin board or database
( ) Diskette ( ) CD ROM ( ) Other




The Data: Coverage, Periodicity, and Timeliness

Coverage characteristics

5.1.1 Statistical presentation

  • Data on reserve money, domestic claims on the public sector and on the private sector, and the gross foreign position are in billions of New Taiwan dollars, based on the CBC's accounting records.
  • Reserve money includes currency issued minus the CBC's cash in vaults, and reserve deposits with the CBC. Adjusted annual growth rates of reserve money, calculated based on the latest required reserve ratios, are also released.
  • Domestic claims on the public sector include loans & advances to the government, holdings of securities of government enterprises, and holdings of securities of government agencies and government enterprises bought through open market operations.
  • Domestic claims on the private sector include holdings of securities of private enterprises bought through open market operations, the amount of which is negligible, and claims on financial institutions.

4.1.1 Periodicity


4.1.2 Timeliness

11 days after the end of the reference month

Access by the Public

Advance dissemination of release calendar

5.1.3 Advance release calendar

An advance release calendar is disseminated on the CBC website. A one-week ahead notice of the confirmed/revised calendar is available in a press release issued in the morning of the first day of the release week.
Simultaneous release to all interested parties

5.1.4 Simultaneous release

Data are released at the CBC's press conference and are simultaneously available on the CBC website.


Dissemination of terms and conditions under which official statistics are produced, including those relating to the confidentiality of individually identifiable information

0.1.1 Responsibility for collecting, processing, and disseminating statistics

  • Article 17 of the Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Act provides that the CBC shall publish the amount and reserve status of currency issued.
  • The CBC is responsible for compiling financial statistics according to Article 39 of the same Act.
Identification of internal government access to data prior to release

1.2.2 Internal governmental access to statistics prior to release

There is no internal government access to the data before release to the public.
Identification of ministerial commentary on the occasion of statistical releases

1.2.3 Attribution of statistical products

No commentary is attached to the release of the data.
Provision of information about revision and advance notice of major changes in methodology

4.3.1 Revision schedule

For the data published on the CBC website and in the Financial Statistics Monthly, revisions are indicated in the data with "r." There is no advance notice of major changes in methodology.


Dissemination of documentation on methodology and sources used in preparing statistics

5.2.1 Dissemination of documentation on concepts, scope, classifications, basis of recording, data sources, and statistical techniques

Explanatory notes are provided on the CBC website, and also in the January and July issues of the Financial Statistics Monthly.

(See also Summary of Methodology)

Dissemination of component detail, reconciliations with related data, and statistical frameworks that support statistical cross-checks and provide assurance of reasonableness

4.2.1 Internal consistency

The Financial Statistics Monthly provides time series data and detailed components of the balance sheet of the CBC.
Notes:Summary page on observance

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