ARAD is a public database, forming part of the Czech National Bank’s information service. The purpose of the database is to create a unified system for presenting time series of aggregated data for individual statistics and financial market areas. Most of these data derive from statistical processing conducted directly by the CNB; some data are taken from external sources, e.g. the Czech Statistical Office (CZSO). Selected CZSO’s statistical data are published here with its permission. The required data can be found in the database using a hierarchical navigation in individual subject areas. The database is regularly supplemented with data from more than 100 data sources.

The ARAD database is divided into two basic blocks containing:

A. Statistical data – this part of the database contains information from monetary and financial statistics, balance of payments statistics, financial market statistics, financial accounts statistics, government finance statistics, general economic statistics, including the data published with the CZSO’s permission

B. Basic indicators of the financial market - this section of the database contains basic information on individual financial market areas involving above all basic quantitative data on the size, financial situation and prudential business of banks, credit unions, insurance companies, investment firms, management companies, collective investment funds, pension management companies and funds operated by pension management companies

When working with the database, adequate attention must be paid to methodological issues as the data provided in the two blocks are based on different principles. The main difference is that while statistical data relate only to the activities in the Czech Republic, basic indicators of the financial market cover the entire activities of entities licensed in the Czech Republic, i.e they also include activities of their branches in other countries. Additional methodological differences are described in methodological sheets relating to individual set blocks or in FAQs.

Aggregated data are given at all times for a group of entities valid as of the given date, i.e. the time series is affected by a change in the number of included entities. The effect must be taken into account especially where data are also provided in partial aggregations, e.g. by size, type of entity, etc. Any changes in the number of entities can be found in the application called Regulated institutions and registered financial market entities lists and in the lists of institutions for the purposes of monetary and financial statistics on the CNB website.

The statistical data are updated at regular intervals in line with the Data publication schedule. Basic indicators of the financial market are updated no later than 2.5 months after the end of the relevant quarter. Data for previous periods are always revised in the next regular update, unless the revision has a major impact on the presented data. If so, an update is carried out immediately and such an update is presented under News.

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