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Subject of the statistics
The collection of payments statistics data focuses on payments by the non-bank customers of German banks (monetary financial institutions, MFIs) and interbank payment processing. Reports must be submitted by monetary financial institutions. Money market funds are exempt from the requirement to report. These reports inform the analysis of payment habits and of Germany's financial structure and, in addition, are an important data source for establishing, managing and monitoring payment and securities settlement systems in the banking industry. As such, they are fundamental to the fulfilment of the Bundesbank's official mandate, pursuant to section 3 of the Bundesbank Act, which stipulates that the Bundesbank "shall arrange for the execution of domestic and cross-border payments and shall contribute to the stability of payment and clearing systems".
Tables on the payments and securities settlement statistics
Here you will find tables on the payment and securities settlement statistics containing the results from the reporting year 2007 onwards.
The payment statistics were harmonised within the European monetary union beginning with the reporting year 2007 and are collected in Germany using a census survey of all monetary financial institutions (MFIs) with the exception of money market funds. The data for the 2007 reporting year, which were collected on a voluntary basis on this sole occasion, are partly estimated. Owing to methodical differences both with respect to data collection methods and to the contents of reports, the results for 2007 are comparable only to a very limited extent with those from previous years (the results up to and including the reporting year 2006 can be found under "Statistics on payment systems in Germany (as at January 2008)").