| RBI releases ‘International Banking Statistics of India - 2017'|
The Reserve Bank of India today released ‘International Banking Statistics (IBS) of Banks in India’ for the four quarters of 2017. It consists of (a) Locational Banking Statistics (LBS), which present data on international claims and liabilities of banks in India in terms of instrument/components, currency, country of residence and sector of counter-party/transacting unit, and nationality of reporting banks; and (b) Consolidated Banking Statistics (CBS), which cover data by residual maturity and sector of borrower along with the exposures by country of immediate borrower and on the reallocation of claims (i.e., risk transfers) to the country of ultimate risk. The data is presented in terms of Indian Rupee as well as in US dollar terms.
The data can be accessed at https://dbie.rbi.org.in/DBIE/dbie.rbi?site= publications#!14 through the ‘Database on Indian Economy (DBIE)’ portal (web-link: https://dbie.rbi.org.in). For IBS methodology and concepts, reference may be made to the article on ‘International Banking Statistics of India’ published in July 2016 issue of the RBI Bulletin. An analytical article on IBS of India in 2017 will be published in the RBI Bulletin soon.
Henceforth, the IBS data will be updated on quarterly basis on DBIE.
Jose J. Kattoor
Chief General Manager
Press Release: 2018-2019/169