The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has, since the 1990s, been developing statistical data dissemination standards to promote the availability and uniformity of economic and financial statistics. An initiative known as the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) was established in 1996. At present, there are 61 countries subscribing to the SDDS.

Following the recent global financial crisis, the SDDS was supplemented with new data categories and renamed SDDS Plus. The new standard is intended especially for countries with systemically important financial sectors. Finland will be the fifteenth adherent to SDDS Plus.

The authorities responsible for the production of Finnish statistics in accordance with SDDS Plus are the Bank of Finland, Statistics Finland, the State Treasury and the National Board of Customs. The Bank of Finland maintains a national summary of Finnish SDDS Plus data on its website. The data are also published on the IMF website.

For further information, please contact:
Ville Tolkki, tel. +358 9 183 2420, email:
Harri Kuussaari, tel. +358 9 183 2403, email: