DISSEMINATION STANDARDS BULLETIN BOARD (DSBB)

Special Data Dissemination Standard

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The Republic of China
Central government debt

Last update: Apr 14, 2022

Contact person(s)

General Statistics Section

Department of Statistics, Ministry of Finance, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Phone: 886-2-2322-8346

Fax: 886-2-2322-5250

Internet e-mail: h0@mail.mof.gov.tw

The Data: Coverage, Periodicity, and Timeliness
Coverage characteristics

5.1.1 Statistical presentation

  • The data coverage includes issues, interest, and redemption of central government bonds.
  • The figures are based on actual transactions of central government bonds.
  • The interest is based on central government bond issues.
  • The principal repayment and interest payment of direct liabilities up to a certain point of time that the government accrued for raising capital from the private sector through securities issuance.
  • The sum of unpaid direct liabilities up to a certain point of time that the government accrued for raising capital from the private sector through securities issuance. Government bond outstanding refers to the premium of government bonds and excludes interest accrued, which is automatically lumped into the premium unless otherwise indicated.
Periodicity

4.1.1 Periodicity

Monthly

Timeliness

4.1.2 Timeliness

1 month

Access by the Public
Advance dissemination of release calendar

5.1.3 Advance release calendar

The date of the next release is announced in the monthly press release of “Issues and Redemptions of Public Bonds of Central Government.” The advance release calendar is posted on the MOF website (https://www.mof.gov.tw/Eng/htmlList/6689)

Simultaneous release to all interested parties

5.1.4 Simultaneous release

Data are disseminated monthly on the MOF Website https://www.mof.gov.tw/Eng/htmlList/6686

Integrity
Dissemination of terms and conditions under which official statistics are produced, including Confidentiality of individual responses

0.1.1 Responsibility for collecting, processing, and disseminating statistics

  • Issues and redemptions of public bonds of central government statistics collected, compiled and published by the MOF are governed by the Statistics Act and the Enforcement Rules.
  • The data on issues and redemptions of public bonds of central government are disseminated by the MOF as a service to the public.
Identification of internal government access to data before release

1.2.2 Internal governmental access to statistics prior to release

None

Identification of ministerial commentary on the occasion of statistical releases

1.2.3 Attribution of statistical products

No ministerial commentary is released with these data.

Provision of information about revision and advance notice of major changes in methodology

4.3.1 Revision schedule

None

1.2.4 Advance notice of major changes in methodology, source data, and statistical techniques

The term government bond has undergone several changes: In 1949 the patriotic government bond began to be issued; by 1958 it was called the short-term government bond and named after the calendar year; in 1964 it was renamed by the year; in 1972 in addition to the previous yearly bonds, a large number of infrastructure government bonds began to surface in support of designated economic development; in 1973 the provincial and city governments also began to issue infrastructure government bonds; by 1976, the central government had renamed all government bonds issued prior to 1973 as central government infrastructure government bonds, hence the term the central government infrastructure government bonds stood thereafter; by 1992 they were divided into Type A and Type B, where the former refers to non-self redeeming infrastructure development funds, and the latter self-redeeming infrastructure development funds.

Quality
Dissemination of documentation on methodology and sources used in preparing statistics

5.2.1 Dissemination of documentation on concepts, scope, classifications, basis of recording, data sources, and statistical techniques

A description of the methodology is published in the Appendix of E-books “Monthly Statistics of Public Finance” on the MOF website.

Dissemination of that support statistical cross-checks and provide assurance of reasonableness

4.2.1 Internal consistency

The data of central government bonds and annual report of the National Treasury Administration, Ministry of Finance are compared for their results.