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The Bundesbank: key figures

Employees

Staff20152016
as at 31.12.
Core staff
(full-time equivalents)
9,6369,775
Contraction since 31.12.20015,164
(=34.9%)
5,043
(=34.0%)
Core staff [+] Core staff: future developments

Compared with the end of 2001, when the Bundesbank employed 14,800 core staff, the 31 December 2016 figure of 9,636 represents a decline of 5,025 employees or 34%.

Locations / Core staff of fulltime base

Positions20152016
as at 31.12.
Central Office1 / 4,6231 / 4,731
Regional Offices9 / 2,5249 / 2,594
Branches35 / 2,48935 / 2,450

Development of branches [+] Development of branches
 

Annual accounts

Positions20152016
as at 31.12.
Distributable profit €3,189 million€399 million
Net interest income €2,299 million€3,319 million
Balance sheet total €1,011,969 million€1,393,014 million
Foreign reserve assets (total)€159.5 billion€175.8 billion
foreign currency€33.4 billion€35.0 billion
receivables from     the IMF€20.3 billion€21.5 billion
gold€105.8 billion
(3,381 t)
€119.3 billion
(3,378 t)
Allocation across the various storage locations
Frankfurt am Main€43.9 billion
(1,402 t)
€57.2 billion
(1,619 t)
New York €42.2 billion
(1,347 t)
€43.6 billion
(1,236 t)
London€13.6 billion
(435 t)
€15.2 billion
(432 t)
Paris€6.1 billion
(196 t)
€3.2 billion
(91 t)


ECB capital key

Positions20152016
as at 31.12.
Share of subscribed capital17.9973%17.9973%
Share of paid-up capital25.5674%25.5674%
Amount of the participating interest in the ECB€1.95 billion€1.95 billion
Foreign reserve assets transferred to the ECB€10.43 billion€10.43 billion


Monetary policy operations

Open market operations20152016
as at 31.12.
Main refinancing operations in the euro area€92.89 billion€49.12 billion
Longer-term refinancing operations in the euro area€433.54 billion€481.09 billion
of which counterparties     of the Bundesbank€40.56 billion€50.07 billion
Banks participating in the main refinancing
operations in the Eurosystem (average)
12793
of which via the     Bundesbank3838
Standing facilities
Marginal lending facility in the euro area€0.29 billion€0.13 billion
Deposit facility in the euro area€114.18 billion€326,03 billion
Asset purchase programme (Bundesbank’s share)
CBPP3 portfolio€32.7 billion€48.2 billion
PSPP portfolio€104.2 billion€269.6 billion
CSPP portfolio-€12.0 billion


Cash payments

Positions20152016
as at 31.12.
Volume of euro banknotes in circulation (Eurosystem)€1,083.4 billion€1,126.2 billion
Volume of coins in circulation (Eurosystem)€26.0 billion€26.9 billion
Amount of DM reflows€107.7 million€104.8 millio
Unreturned Deutsche Mark banknotes and coinspdf-file

Incidence of counterfeit money in Germany

PeriodEuro banknotes Per 10,000 inhabitants * Euro coins
* annualised
201682,2001033,000
201595,4001234,100
201463,000845,900
201338,800552,000
201241,500552,000
201139,000552,700
201060,000767,400
200953,000679,000
200841,000580,000
200740,000582,000
200646,000677,000
200574,000846,000


Cashless payments

Positions20152016
Payments via the Bundesbank (number of transactions)3,868.9 million4,321.0 million
of which via RPS3,821.9 million4,274.5 million
of which via TARGET2-BBk43.9 million43.7 million
Payments via the Deutsche Bundesbank (value)€162.7 trillion€158.3 trillion
of which via RPS€3.2 trillion€3.1 trillion
of which via TARGET2-BBk €158.2 trillion€153.9 trillion
Share of TARGET2-BBk transactions in EU-wide TARGET2 system~50 %~50 %


Banking supervision

Positions20152016
Institutions to be supervised3,3883,285
On-site inspections222199
Inspection reports processed5,1824,780
Meetings with senior management2,2511,994


Cooperation with foreign central banks

Positions20152016
Training and advisory events240204
participants (total)3,4312,862
participating countries     (total)9882


Selected economic publications

Publications
(editions/circulation)

2015

2016
Annual Report1 / 8,5001 / 8,000
Financial Stability Report1 / 7,7001 / 8,700
Monthly Report12 / 7,50012 / 7,500
Statistical Supplements52 / 1,17052 / 1,170
Research Centre Discussion Papers48 / 30052 / 300
Publications in academic journals/books 20125467


External communication/public relations

Positions20152016
Visitors to the Money Museum *02,295
Written answers to queries13,89512,877
Press releases312332
Visits to the website
(www.bundesbank.de)
6,224,5355,974,933
Training sessions on counterfeit prevention1,8501,900
participants39,50039,800
* In 2015 and until 16 December 2016, the Money Museum was closed due to reconstruction work.