Pursuant to the authorisation granted by the Central Bank Act, the basic tasks of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank include the collection of statistical information required for carrying out its tasks and fulfilling the statistical data reporting obligations for the ECB, the operation of an information system and the publication of statistical data regarding the functioning of the system of credit institutions and the financial position of the country.
For operating the information system, the MNB collects data from organisations and natural persons determined by law. In compliance with Community Law and international standards, while taking account of any changes in the conditions and requirements related to the performance of its duties, the MNB revises the collections of data once each year, thus specifying them for each year in MNB Decrees.
The European System of Central Banks (ESCB) releases its statistics and related methodologies via the websites of the European Central Bank (ECB) and of the national central banks (NCBs). In the light of increasing demand for its statistics, the ESCB makes continuous efforts to facilitate their use. Against this background, the ESCB would like to clarify its common policy regarding the reuse of ESCB statistics.