The Riksbank regularly collects information from various sources to be able to assess the stability of the financial system.
Financial market statistics from both Statistics Sweden and the Riksbank's own sources
The Riksbank has commissioned Statistics Sweden (SCB) to compile financial market statistics (www.scb.se). These statistics consist of information on Swedish financial institutions and Swedish financial markets. They are gathered every month and include information on liabilities and assets among companies in the financial sector, current lending and borrowing rates and other information.
We also gather statistics ourselves from banks and financial infrastructures. These include, for example, information on the banks' commitments to each other and on the number of transactions in the financial infrastructure.
Dialogue on risks
The Riksbank is continuing a regular dialogue with market participants to obtain their views of risks and market functioning as part of the analysis of risks and threats to the stability of the Swedish financial system. Previously, for example, the Riksbank has carried out Risk Surveys to obtain an overall picture of how participants in the Swedish fixed-income and foreign exchange markets view the risk outlook and market functioning.
The Riksbank also collects information through its international partnerships.