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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Assets and Liabilities of the Financial Sector

2016

€ billion
Assets20082016
Central Bank (S.121)12179
Monetary Financial Institutions (S.122 + S.123)1,7431,065
Investment Funds (S.124)3421,911
Other Financial Corporations (S.125 + S.126 + S.127)8841,367
Insurance Corporations and Pension Funds (S.128 + S.129)243394
Total Financial Sector (S.12)3,3344,816

Financial Sector assets grew to €4.8 trillion in 2016

Headline Graph Total Financial Sector Assets
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The balance sheet of financial corporations (S.12) grew markedly since 2013, reversing the trend in the period over 2011 and 2012 of balance sheet contraction in the sector. The growth during the period 2014-2016 was driven primarily by activity in the Investment Funds (S.124) and Other Financial Corporations (S.125 + S.126 + S.127) sectors. The financial assets of sector S.12 increased by €176bn in 2016, while its liabilities grew from €4,658bn to €4,774bn during the same period. The evolution of the financial assets of S.12 from 2007 to 2016 is shown in Figures 1 and 2.