The Bundesbank: key figures

Employees

Staff

2019

2020

Core staff
(full-time equivalents)

10,193

10,407

Contraction since 31.12.20014,607
(= 31,1%)

4,393
(= 29.7%)

as at 31.12.

Compared with the end of 2001, when the Bundesbank employed 14,800 core staff, the 31 December 2020 figure of 10,407 represents a decline of 4,393 employees or 29.7%.

Locations / Core staff of fulltime base

Positions

2019

2020

Central Office

1 / 5,066

1 / 5,240

Regional Offices

9 / 2,705

9 / 2,726

Branches

35 / 2,422

35 / 2,441

as at 31.12.


Annual accounts

Positions

2019

2020

Distributable profit 

€ 5.851 million

-

Net interest income

€4,643 million

€2,870 million

Balance sheet total

€1,779,846 million

€2,526,558 million

Foreign reserve assets (total)

€199,3 billion

€219.1 billion

foreign currency

€32.0 billion

€30.1 billion

receivables from the IMF

€20.7 billion

€22.2 billion

gold€146.6 billion
(3,367 t)

€166.9 billion
(3,362 t)

Allocation across the various storage locations

Frankfurt am Main

€74.4 billion
(1,710 t)
€84.9 billion
(1,710 t)
New York €53.8 billion
(1,236 t)
€61.4 billion
(1,236 t)

London

€18.3 billion
(423 t)
€20.7 billion
(416 t)
as at 31.12.


ECB capital key

Positions

2019

2020

Share of subscribed capital

18,3670%

21.4394%

Share of paid-up capital

26,3827%

26.3615%

Amount of the participating interest in the ECB

€1.99 billion

€2.00 billion

Foreign reserve assets transferred to the ECB

€10.64 billion

€10.64 billion

as at 31.12.


Monetary policy operations

Open market operations

2019

2020

Main refinancing operations in the euro area

€4.38 billion

€0.93 billion

Longer-term refinancing operations in the euro area

€696.64 billion

€1,252.55 billion

of which counterparties     of the Bundesbank

€84.84 billion

€208.04 billion

Banks participating in the main refinancing
operations in the Eurosystem (average)

30

16

of which via the     Bundesbank

8

6

Standing facilities*

Marginal lending facility in the euro area

€0.09 billion

€0.01 billion

Deposit facility in the euro area

€524.86 billion

€199.31 billion

Asset purchase programme (Bundesbank’s share)

CBPP3 portfolio

€61.8 billion

€68.8 billion

PSPP portfolio

€451.3 billion

€490.8 billion

CSPP portfolio

€44.7 billion

€60.6 billion

PEPP government securities portfolio

-

€154.7 billion

PEPP corporates portfolio

-

€7.0 billion

PEPP covered bonds portfolio

-

€0.7 billion

as at 31.12.

*Daily average of the individual amounts outstanding.


Cash payments

Positions

2019

2020

Volume of euro banknotes in circulation (Eurosystem)

€1,292.7 billion

€1,434.5 billion

Volume of coins in circulation (Eurosystem)

€30.0 billion

€30.4 billion

Amount of DM reflows

DM84.5 million

DM57.2 million

Unreturned Deutsche Mark banknotes and coins

DM12.45 billion

DM12.40 billion

as at 31.12.

Incidence of counterfeit money in Germany

Period

Euro banknotes

Per 10,000 inhabitants *

Euro coins

2020

58,800

7

44,800

2019

55,200

7

42,100

2018

58,000

7

33,100

2017

73,000

9

32,500

2016

82,200

10

33,000

2015

95,400

12

34,100

2014

63,000

8

45,900

2013

38,800

5

52,000

2012

41,500

5

52,000

2011

39,000

5

52,700

2010

60,000

7

67,400

2009

53,000

6

79,000

2008

41,000

5

80,000

2007

40,000

5

82,000

2006

46,000

6

77,000

2005

74,000

8

46,000

* annualised


Cashless payments

Positions

2019

2020

Payments via the Bundesbank (number of transactions)

 5,397.6 million

6,266.5 million

of which via RPS

5,302.6 million

6,148.8 million

of which via TARGET2-BBk

92.2 million

114.9 million

payment transactions in T2 and TIPS

47.5 million

48.2 million

settlement of securities transactions in T2S

44.7 million

66.7 million

Payments via the Deutsche Bundesbank (value)

€224.7 trillion

€245.5 trillion

of which via RPS

€3.5 trillion

€3.7 trillion

of which via TARGET2-BBk

€219.6 trillion

€240.6 trillion

payment transactions in T2 and TIPS

€180.1 trillion

€187.2 trillion

settlement of securities transactions in T2S

€39.5 trillion

€53.4 trillion

Share of TARGET2-BBk transactions in EU-wide TARGET2 system

~54 %

54.3%


Banking supervision

Positions

2019

2020

Institutions to be supervised

3,039

2,983

On-site inspections

203

113


Cooperation with foreign central banks

Positions

2019

2020

Training and advisory events*

254

                          239

participants (total)

4,149

                        3,713

participating countries (total)

98

                             89

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person events, museum visits and inspection activities only took place to a limited extent in 2020.


Selected economic publications

Publications
(editions/circulation)

2019

2020

Annual Report

1 / 7,700

1 / 7,400

Financial Stability Report

1 / 7,000

1 / 5,500

Monthly Report

12 / 7,500

12 / 7,450

Statistical Supplements*

60 / -

15 / -

Research Centre Discussion Papers

49 / 300

67 / 300

Publications in academic journals/books 2012

85

75

* Only available in electronic form. The Statistical Supplements were published up to and including March 2020.


External communication/public relations

Positions

2019

2020

Visitors to the Money Museum *

49,376

14,097

Events on economic education*

2,444

1,107

participants

73,893

30,721

Written answers to queries

11,431

11,543

Press releases

357

443

Training sessions on counterfeit prevention*

2,300

560
participants

49,000

12,000

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person events, museum visits and inspection activities only took place to a limited extent in 2020.