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The monetary, financial and external statistics, as well as the comprehensive sets of indicators and seasonally adjusted economic data compiled by the Bundesbank under its legal mandate cover a broad spectrum of user-oriented, prepared economic data. This multi-layered information system forms the central empirical basis, in particular, for the monetary policy decision-making process, as well as macroeconomic and macroprudential analyses.

Enhanced information for financial stability analysis and crisis prevention

Henceforth, Germany will provide enhanced information for financial stability analysis and crisis prevention in line with the new and most comprehensive IMF data standard, Special Data Dissemination Standard Plus. Nine countries across the world will introduce this new IMF statistical standard. Besides Germany, these are France, Italy, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. The implementation of SDDS Plus will make an important contribution to closing the data gaps that have come to light in the wake of the global financial crisis. Based on cooperation between the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Federal Statistical Office, in an initial step, additional information on sectoral balance sheets, general government operations and holdings of debt securities – broken down by depositor and issuer sectors (debtor/creditor relationships) – will be published. Furthermore, data will be provided for the IMF surveys "Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey", "Coordinated Direct Investment Survey" and "Currency Composition of Official Foreign Exchange Reserves". At a later stage, further data will be published on general government gross debt and the claims and liabilities of other financial corporations as well as selected financial soundness indicators on a quarterly basis.


New: quarterly consolidated financial statement statistics

From July 2014, the Bundesbank will regularly publish quarterly analyses of the consolidated financial statements of around 260 non-financial groups, which are listed in the Frankfurt Stock Exchange's Prime Standard segment. The time series start in the first quarter of 2005. Unlike financial statements according to the German Commercial Code of individual enterprises, which are the basis of the traditional corporate financial statement statistics, consolidated financial statements of listed groups are prepared according to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and are, as a result of consolidation, adjusted for intra-group transactions and capital ties as well as debt relationships. Consolidated financial statement statistics compute quarterly data and ratios derived from both the balance sheet and profit and loss data of large German groups including their globally active subsidiaries. To make them easier to interpret, sales and earnings data are adjusted for changes in the reporting sample and in the basis of consolidation and are seasonally adjusted.


New international standard for external sector statistics

During the course of 2014, changes will be made to external sector statistics in the European Union in order to bring them into line with the revised international standard of the International Monetary Fund, which is laid down in the sixth edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6). The changes comprise, inter alia, full methodological harmonisation with the concept of the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010), which will enter into force in Germany on 1 September 2014.

In July 2014, the Deutsche Bundesbank will publish the balance of payments data for the reporting month of May in accordance with the new standard. At the end of September 2014, the international investment position will also be published in line with the new standard. The results of the foreign direct investment stock statistics are scheduled to be published in accordance with the new fourth edition of the Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment (BD4) of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) at the end of April 2015.


Domestic mutual funds

Detailed information about the German mutual fund industry will as from now be made available as time series in the newly designed ‘Domestic mutual funds’ section of Statistical Supplement 2 (Capital market statistics). There is also a short fact sheet on the mutual fund industry.


New statistics service

You can now download statistical time series individually or in packages directly from a URL as a csv file. To access the Bundesbank’s time series directly, you can save these URLs as bookmarks or open them using your own developed application.

A more detailed description of this new function can be found in our online help section under "Download via URL".


Additional information


Basic Statistical Principles  

Public commitment on European statistics by the ESCB

Open file 2012-01-03 | 93 KB, PDF

Release schedule  

Here you find the release dates for selected economic indicators. This page will be updated as soon as information is available.



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Macro-economic time series  

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Here you can view the Bundesbank's current statistical data as time series and download them as a CSV file.