Frequently asked questions Macroeconomic Statistics Reporting
You can find the answers of the frequently asked questions regarding the Macroeconomic Statistics Reporting (MESREP) on this page.
Frequently asked questions MESREP
MESREP replaces the current DRA reporting and some other reports. The reporting institutions to whom MESREP applies have received a letter about this. In principle, this concerns the same reporting institutions (including institutions included therein) as for the DRA reporting. In some specific cases, MESREP also applies to institutions that do not report DRA.
No, MESREP comes in addition tot the Monthly Securities Reporting (MSR). In the MSR, securities are reported on a monthly basis at a granular (security-by-security) level. In the MESREP, these securities must be reported on an aggregated level on a quarterly basis.
In MESREP the forms are classified by instrument. Equity investments (participation interests) vis-à-vis resident counterparties should not be reported as equity investment (participating interest), but on the form of the relevant instrument (such as ‘unlisted shares’, ‘other equity’, or ‘listed shares’; this last category in the Monthly Securities Reporting). Under the current names in MESREP for forms T01.04 and T07.03, T07.05 and T07.09, "unlisted shares", "other equity" and "third party interest" with resident affiliated counterparties are excluded from these forms. That is not meant to be. The names for the forms will be changed so that it is clear that they are covered and must be reported on these forms. It is therefore not specified that it concerns resident participating interests.
A test report is available for each reporting entity in the digital reporting portal. Once you have submitted the initial test report, you can use the “re-report” functionality. This function allows you to re-submit an unlimited number of new reports.
XBRL is an open standard for the compilation and electronic exchange of reports and data via the internet. Please refer to the XBRL international website for more information about XBRL. XBRL is based on XML.
For each report you submit, you have to fill in the opening position. Otherwise, our system will not accept your report. This opening position must be equal to the closing position indicated in your previous report. Of course, this does not apply to the first MESREP report you submit.
Yes. We prefer you to round off figures to the nearest euro, but you are permitted to round off figures to two decimal places. We do not accept reports with figures that are stated with more than two decimal places.
No, this is a separate reporting. This will also be updated (then referred to as the CFI benchmark), but with effect from data for the year 2021. The last current SFI benchmark report will therefore be for the year 2020. From data for the year 2021, it will also take place via DLR.
The latest DRA reporting will relate to data for 2021. Depending on the reporting profile, the latest DRA reporting therefore will cover the month December 2021, the fourth quarter of 2021 and/or the year 2021.
If a reporting institution uses a book quarter that differs from a calendar quarter in which the three-month periods do not coincide with calendar quarters, then the book quarters may be used for this reporting unless there are significant transactions in a month that fall outside the reference calendar quarter.
DNB nevertheless stresses the importance to report on the basis of calendar quarters. If this is not possible, different quarters may be reported, with the last month of the book quarter leading for the calendar quarter. For example, if the book quarter ends in April, DNB considers this to be the second quarter. Significant transactions must be reported in the correct calendar quarter.
Examples of application:
- Nov, Dec, Jan is Quarter 1
- Dec, Jan, Feb is Quarter 1
- Jan, Feb, Mar is Quarter 1 (regular calendar quarter)