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Central Bank of the Republic of China


External debt

The Republic of China
External debt

Contact person Data Processing Section
Foreign Exchange Department, Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Phone: 886-2-23571225
Fax: 886-2-23571129
Internet e-mail:


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


The Data: Coverage, Periodicity, and Timeliness

Coverage characteristics The ROC's total external debt can be divided into long-term (more than one year) and short-term (less than and including one year) debt depending on the term of original maturity. Each of them includes public external debt and private external debt. Most public external debt is long-term debt and raised by the government entities. The main part of private external debt is short-term debt. The principal borrowers of private external debt include authorized foreign exchange banks, OBUs, and private enterprises.
The basic data are obtained from government departments, banks and private enterprises.
Periodicity Quarterly

The preliminary quarterly external debt data are disseminated 50 days after the end of the reference quarter. In other words, the press release dates usually fall on the 20th (advanced to the 19th if falling on a Saturday, or postponed to the next business day if falling on a Sunday or a regular off day) of Feb., May, Aug., and Nov.

Access by the Public

Advance dissemination of release calendar An advance release calendar is disseminated on the CBC's web site on the Internet.
Simultaneous release to all interested parties Data are released simultaneously to all interested parties through the Internet.


Dissemination of terms and conditions under which official statistics are produced, including ...
Confidentiality of individual responses
Article 35, Section 5 and Article 39 of Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Act provides that the CBC shall collect and compile external debt for the purpose of supervision and management. The data from the individual banks and private enterprises are treated as confidential . 
Identification of internal government access to data before release There is no internal government access to the data before the release to the public.
Identification of ministerial commentary on the occasion of statistical releases There is no ministerial commentary attached to the release of the data.
Provision of information about revision and advance notice of major changes in methodology Data are not routinely revised. If there are revisions, the publication of "External Debt Quarterly" would note that "R" refers to revision.


Dissemination of documentation on methodology and sources used in preparing statistics

Documentation on the methodology is not available.

(See also summary methodology)

Dissemination of ... that support statistical cross-checks and provide assurance of reasonableness The basic data are obtained from different sectors. Some can be cross-checked to find the duplicates or omissions.
Notes: Summary page on observance

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