Statistics and Data Management Department
The objective of the Statistics and Data Management Department is to meet the public needs for complete, accurate, scientifically proven and timely supplied data.
The most requested statistics compiled and published by the Department include the balance of payments, Russia’s international investment position and external debt, statistics on Russia’s foreign trade in services, the international reserves of the Russian Federation, direct investment in the Russian Federation and direct investment of Russia abroad, as well as monetary statistics, including monetary aggregates. Regular publications of Russia’s financial account, the closing account in the system of national accounts, and the balance of assets and liabilities constitute a unique and valuable analytical data resource for macroeconomic research and modelling. Monetary market statistics compiled by the Department, including statistics on interest rates, the regional structure of funds placed and raised by banks by industry, amounts of SME lending, housing and mortgage lending, are also of interest to data users.
The Statistics and Data Management Department regularly proposes new formats for the interactive presentation of statistics, improving the comprehension of complex data sets through graphic imaging and numerical explanations.
In its efforts to develop the Bank of Russia’s data management system, the Department extensively employs its experience in data integration for the compilation of macroeconomic statistics. The key issues addressed by the Department in this new area are the harmonisation of the Bank of Russia’s information resources, the development of the conceptual model and centralised resources of data and metadata, the elaboration of rules for ensuring the proper quality of data, and the coordination of the Bank of Russia’s structural units in this work.
Within the framework of the agreements with federal executive authorities on information exchange, the Statistics and Data Management Department is in charge of the coordination of data flows and their unification using single directories and classifiers.