Working Group on Securities Databases (WGSD)
Handbook on Securities Statistics
Last Updated: December 05, 2012
The Handbook on Securities Statistics will be produced in stages. The first part focuses on debt securities issues. The second part focuses on debt securities holdings. The third part focuses on issues and holdings of equity securities.
A review group for the Handbook on Securities Statistics was established, consisting of officials from national central banks and relevant statistical agencies, as well as those from international and regional organizations with an active interest and expertise in debt securities statistics. Members of the review group commented on drafts of the Handbook and actively participated in a review group meeting held during October 28-29, 2008 in Basel, March 15-16, 2010 in Frankfurt, and October 12-13, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
Drafts of the three parts of the Handbook on Securities Statistics benefitted from worldwide comments during the review periods.
It is anticipated that the three parts of the Handbook will be merged into one consolidated Handbook. The Handbook may also be gradually extended to cover issues and holdings of other types of securities. More specific compilation guidelines may also be developed, including the establishment of national and international security-by-security databases.