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The Bundesbank: key figures

Employees

Staff20162017
as at 31.12.
Core staff
(full-time equivalents)
9,7759,965
Contraction since 31.12.20015,043
(=34.0%)

4,835

(=32.7%)

Compared with the end of 2001, when the Bundesbank employed 14,800 core staff, the 31 December 2017 figure of 9,965 represents a decline of 4,835 employees or 32.7%.

Locations / Core staff of fulltime base

Positions20162017
as at 31.12.
Central Office1 / 4,7311 / 4,880
Regional Offices9 / 2,5949 / 2,658
Branches35 / 2,45035 / 2,426


Annual accounts

Positions20162017
as at 31.12.
Distributable profit €399 million€1,902 million
Net interest income €3,319 million€4,172 million
Balance sheet total €1,393,014 million€1,727,629 million
Foreign reserve assets (total)€175.8 billion€166.8 billion
foreign currency€35.0 billion€31.2 billion
receivables from     the IMF€21.5 billion€18.3 billion
gold€119.3 billion
(3,378 t)
€117.3 billion
(3,374 t)
Allocation across the various storage locations
Frankfurt am Main€57.2 billion
(1,619 t)
€59.5 billion
(1,710 t)
New York €43.6 billion
(1,236 t)
€43.0 billion
(1,236 t)
London€15.2 billion
(432 t)
€14.9 billion
(427 t)
Paris€3.2 billion
(91 t)
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ECB capital key

Positions20162017
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 operations20162017
as at 31.12.
Main refinancing operations in the euro area€49.12 billion€13.40 billion
Longer-term refinancing operations in the euro area€481.09 billion€716.04 billion
of which counterparties     of the Bundesbank€50.07 billion€ 87.35billion
Banks participating in the main refinancing
operations in the Eurosystem (average)
9343
of which via the     Bundesbank3816
Standing facilities
Marginal lending facility in the euro area€0.13 billion€0.25 billion
Deposit facility in the euro area€326.03 billion€587.13 billion
Asset purchase programme (Bundesbank’s share)
CBPP3 portfolio€48.2 billion€57.3 billion
PSPP portfolio€269.6 billion€401.6 billion
CSPP portfolio€12.0 billion€32.0 billion


Cash payments

Positions20162017
as at 31.12.
Volume of euro banknotes in circulation (Eurosystem)€1,126.2 billion€1,170.7 billion
Volume of coins in circulation (Eurosystem)€26.9 billion€28.0 billion
Amount of DM reflows€104.8 million€85.9 million
Unreturned Deutsche Mark banknotes and coinspdf-file

Incidence of counterfeit money in Germany

PeriodEuro banknotes Per 10,000 inhabitants * Euro coins
* annualised
201773,000932,500
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

Positions20162017
Payments via the Bundesbank (number of transactions)4,322.4 million4,461.3 million
of which via RPS4,274.5 million4,382.1 million
of which via TARGET2-BBk45.0 million76.4 million
Payments via the Deutsche Bundesbank (value)€159.7 trillion€179.0 trillion
of which via RPS€3.1 trillion€3.2 trillion
of which via TARGET2-BBk €155.2 trillion€174.1 trillion
Share of TARGET2-BBk transactions in EU-wide TARGET2 system~50 %~50 %


Banking supervision

Positions20162017
Institutions to be supervised3,2853,179
On-site inspections199203


Cooperation with foreign central banks

Positions20162017
Training and advisory events204214
participants (total)2,8623,290
participating countries     (total)8299


Selected economic publications

Publications
(editions/circulation)

2016
2017
Annual Report1 / 8,0001 / 8,300
Financial Stability Report1 / 8,7001 / 8,300
Monthly Report12 / 7,50012 / 7,500
Statistical Supplements52 / 1,17052 / 1,170
Research Centre Discussion Papers52 / 30052 / 300
Publications in academic journals/books 20126766


External communication/public relations

Positions20162017
Visitors to the Money Museum *2,29550,559
Written answers to queries12,87711,802
Press releases332323
Visits to the website
(www.bundesbank.de)
5,974,9335,985,933
Training sessions on counterfeit prevention1,9002,000
participants39,80042,000
* In 2015 and until 16 December 2016, the Money Museum was closed due to reconstruction work.