The International Monetary Fund has established the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS)to guide countries that have, or that might seek, access to international capital markets in the dissemination of economic and financial data to the public. Latvia subscribed to and posted its first data in the SDDS in 1997.

Data of all 9 categories of the financial and external sectors that the Bank of Latvia is in charge of are published here:

Financial sector

  • Analytical accounts of the banking system
  • Analytical accounts of the Bank of Latvia
  • Interest rates

External sector

  • International reserves
  • International reserves and foreign currency liquidity
  • Latvia's balance of payments
  • International investment position
  • External debt
  • Exchange rates

Information is compiled in line with the IMF SDDS requirements regarding data coverage, frequency and timeliness.

Data are published in accordance with the SDDS data release calendar on the websites of both the Bank of Latvia and the IMF's Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (http://dsbb.imf.org).

Metadata for Latvia and other countries are available on the IMF website.

Latvia's data for all four sectors of the economy (external, fiscal, financial and real sectors) comprising 18 data categories are published on the SDDS National Data website.