IMF Special Data Dissemination Standard
Special Data Dissemination Standard of the International Monetary Fund
Seeking data transparency and confidence in statistical information, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) established the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS). Its goal is to ensure that the IMF Member States, which seek to gain access to international capital markets, act in accordance with the Standard in presenting to the public comprehensive, reliable, comparable and timely economic and financial data.
Lithuania subscribed to the SDDS in 1996. The Bank of Lithuania coordinates its implementation within the country and is responsible for the application of SDDS requirements to the groups of the majority of financial sector and external sector indicators.
Data on these groups is published on the National Summary Data Page ‘Economic and Financial Data for Lithuania’, and updated on the days indicated in the data release calendar. Metadata for indicator groups, i.e. information on the contents and periodicity of statistical indicators, their collection, compilation, confidentiality and publication practices in the country is available on the IMF website.