Service Navigation

The Bundesbank: key figures

The Bundesbank: key figures

27.02.2018

Employees

Staff20162017
Core staff
(full-time equivalents)
9,7759,965
Contraction since 31.12.20015,043
(=34.0%)
4,835
(=32.7%)
as at 31.12.

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


Annual accounts

Positions20162017
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)
-
as at 31.12.


ECB capital key

Positions20162017
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
as at 31.12.


Monetary policy operations

Open market operations20162017
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
as at 31.12.


Cash payments

Positions20162017
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 reflowsDM104.8 millionDM85.9 million
Unreturned Deutsche Mark banknotes and coinsDM12.72 billionDM12.63 billion
as at 31.12.

Incidence of counterfeit money in Germany

PeriodEuro banknotesPer 10,000 inhabitants *Euro coins
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
* annualised


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.


To the top