Enterprises and households
The economic activities of enterprises and households are included in various sets of statistics.
The range of data includes monthly figures on manufacturing output, which is at the centre of Germany's economy. Leading indicators, such as monthly orders received in the industrial and construction sectors, are given, as well as data on the number of building permits granted for structural engineering work. Data on sales statistics are provided not just for the goods-producing sectors, but also for the retail trade sector, which partially reflects household consumption. The labour cost index shows the development of employer expenditure per hour worked. Growth in gross wages and salaries per hour are presented separately. The price statistics data track the path taken from the import, via the domestic sale of manufactured goods, right through to consumer prices, whereby the recorded rate of change on the year is generally used as a measurement of inflation.
The financial statements statistics are used to analyse the earnings, financial and asset situation of non-financial companies. These statistics are broken down by sector, turnover size class and legal form.
Employment and labour market data round off the information provided.
Seasonally adjusted figures have proven to be successful as a tool for conducting economic analyses. Information on the methods employed can be found under "Downloads".
The Bundesbank's Research Centre is currently conducting a study into the economic situation of households in Germany. The statistical results will be published here at a later date.