The Committee on Monetary, Financial and Balance of Payments statistics (CMFB) was established by a Council Decision in 1991 (91/115/EEC) to assist the European Commission in drawing up and implementing work programmes concerning monetary, financial and balance of payments statistics. In recent years, the CMFB had played an important advisory role in the statistical issues related to Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP) decisions. The CMFB is the forum for co-ordination of statisticians from the national statistical institutes and Eurostat on the one hand, and the national central banks and the European Central Bank on the other.

Recent developments

7 September 2015
CMFB opinion of the statistical classification of entities under resolution (link)

25 August 2015
Main conclusion of the 50thCMFB Plenary meeting (link)

2 March 2015
Letter from the Chairman of the CMFB to the Chairman of the EPC and Chairman of the EFC SCS concerning the revised treatment of EUR banknotes in national bop-iip statistics (link)

19 February 2015
Main conclusion of the 49th CMFB Plenary meeting (link)

19 December 2014 
Minutes of the 48th CMFB Plenary meeting (link)

13 June 2014 
Minutes of the 47th CMFB Plenary meeting (link)

20 May 2014
CMFB opinion on the revised questionnaire relating to the EDP notification tables (link)

24 April 2013
Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on the cooperation between the European Statistical System and Members of the European System of Central Banks (link)