Main results

In Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE), the use of foreign currencies in general and of the euro in particular is widespread. Whereas foreign currencies play an important role in CESEE, which has implications for the conduct of monetary and fiscal policy, knowledge about the various dimensions of euro use in the region is limited.

The OeNB Euro Survey provides a unique and comprehensive source of information about individuals’ foreign currency assets and liabilities in CESEE. The harmonized design of the survey allows comparisons not only across countries, but also across sociodemographic groups. The micro data supplied by the OeNB Euro Survey afford useful insights into the determinants of euroization, thus providing important input for the academic discussion on this topic.

You can find more detailed information on selected results of cross-country comparisons based on OeNB Euro Survey results here:

You can download graphs and underlying data as CSV files via the context menu of the respective charts. Note that all presented results are weighted and thus representative for the whole adult population. The weights used are calibrated on census population statistics for age, gender, region and, where available, education and ethnicity (separately for each country).

Note: From 2016 to 2019 and in 2022, the results for Albania only cover Central and South Albania. The data for North Albania are taken out from the calculation. For 2020 and 2021, no results are shown for Albania. This means that any average values over several years also exclude the years 2020 and 2021 for Albania. For further details see the chapter on methodology (subsection 4.4.2.)