Data based on BPM6 methodology

The external statistics data published by the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC) are compiled in accordance with the new international methodological standards (ESA 2010, BPM6). The main presentational and methodological changes, vis-a-vis the previous manual BPM5, can be found here.

 

Data for the second quarter of 2022 (2022 Q2)

The Statistics Department of the Central Bank of Cyprus has today released the provisional data for external statistics (balance of payments, international investment position and external debt) for the second quarter of 2022 (2022 Q2), as well as the revised data of the said statistics for the years 2019, 2020, 2021 and the first quarter of 2022 (2022 Q1).

According to the preliminary balance of payments data for 2022 Q2, the current account balance of Cyprus recorded a deterioration, with the deficit increasing from €445,3 million in 2021 Q2, to €1.037,5 million, in 2022 Q2.

  • The resulting deficit when adjusting the data for the impact of Special Purpose Entities (SPEs), that is, classifying SPEs as non-residents, stood at €713,5 million in 2022 Q2, compared with a deficit of €474,0 million in 2021 Q2.

 

The international investment position (IIP) recorded a slight deterioration at the end of 2022 Q2, presenting a net liability position of €27.642,0 million, compared with a net liability position of €27.490,5 million in 2022 Q1.

  • With the corresponding data being adjusted for the impact of SPEs, IIP recorded a net liability position of €9.649,6 million at the end of 2022 Q2, compared with a net liability position of €9.884,9 million, at the end of the previous quarter.

 

The gross external debt increased to €162.924,4 million in 2022 Q2 from €161.529,1 million in 2022 Q1. On the other hand, external assets in debt instruments decreased to €127.207,7 million, down from €127.424,1 million in 2022 Q1. Consequently, net external debt increased by €1.611,6 million to €35.716,7 million, over 2022 Q2.

  • Adjusted for the impact of SPEs, gross external debt reached €62.653,1 million at the end of 2022 Q2, compared to €65.206,2 million, at the end of 2022 Q1. The corresponding net external debt indicator reached to -€8.526,1 million, compared with -€5.932,1 million at the end of the previous quarter.

 

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Selected external statistics series, 2004 – 2007