The Bundesbank: key figures

Employees

Staff

2018

2019

Core staff
(full-time equivalents)

10,105

10,193

Contraction since 31.12.20014,695
(=31.7%)
4,607
(= 31,1%)
as at 31.12.

Compared with the end of 2001, when the Bundesbank employed 14,800 core staff, the 31 December 2019 figure of 10,193 represents a decline of 4,695 employees or 31.1%.

Locations / Core staff of fulltime base

Positions

2018

2019

Central Office

1 / 4,980

1 / 5,066

Regional Offices

9 / 2,695

9 / 2,705

Branches

35 / 2,429

35 / 2,422

as at 31.12.


Annual accounts

Positions

2018

2019

Distributable profit 

€2,433 million

€ 5.851 million

Net interest income

€4,920 million

€4,643 million

Balance sheet total

€1,841,781 million

€1,779,846 million

Foreign reserve assets (total)

€173,1 billion

€199,3 billion

foreign currency

€31.8 billion

€32.0 billion

receivables from the IMF

€19.9 billion

€20.7 billion

gold€121.4 billion
(3,370 t)
€146.6 billion
(3,367 t)

Allocation across the various storage locations

Frankfurt am Main

€59.5 billion
(1,710 t)
€74.4 billion
(1,710 t)
New York €43.0 billion
(1,236 t)
€53.8 billion
(1,236 t)

London

€14.9 billion
(427 t)
€18.3 billion
(423 t)
as at 31.12.


ECB capital key

Positions

2018

2019

Share of subscribed capital

17.9973%

18,3670%

Share of paid-up capital

25.5674%

26,3827%

Amount of the participating interest in the ECB

€1.95 billion

€1.99 billion

Foreign reserve assets transferred to the ECB

€10.43 billion

€10.64 billion

as at 31.12.


Monetary policy operations

Open market operations

2018

2019

Main refinancing operations in the euro area

€3.60 billion

€4.38 billion

Longer-term refinancing operations in the euro area

€745.66 billion

€696.64 billion

of which counterparties     of the Bundesbank

€91.43 billion

€84.84 billion

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

35

30

of which via the     Bundesbank

16

8

Standing facilities

Marginal lending facility in the euro area

€0.10 billion

€0.09 billion

Deposit facility in the euro area

€659.42 billion

€524.86 billion

Asset purchase programme (Bundesbank’s share)

CBPP3 portfolio

€62.8 billion

€61.8 billion

PSPP portfolio

€448.7 billion

€451.3 billion

CSPP portfolio

€43.0 billion

€44.7 billion

as at 31.12.


Cash payments

Positions

2018

2019

Volume of euro banknotes in circulation (Eurosystem)

€1,231.1 billion

€1,292.7 billion

Volume of coins in circulation (Eurosystem)

€29.0 billion

€30.0 billion

Amount of DM reflows

DM93.4 million

DM84.5 million

Unreturned Deutsche Mark banknotes and coins

DM12.54 billion

DM12.45 billion

as at 31.12.

Incidence of counterfeit money in Germany

Period

Euro banknotes

Per 10,000 inhabitants *

Euro coins

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

2018

2019

Payments via the Bundesbank (number of transactions)

 4,851.6 million

 5,397.6 million

of which via RPS

4,766.4 million

5,302.6 million

of which via TARGET2-BBk

82.3 million

92.2 million

Payments via the Deutsche Bundesbank (value)

€189.5 trillion

€224.7 trillion

of which via RPS

€3.3 trillion

€3.5 trillion

of which via TARGET2-BBk

€184.5 trillion

€219.6 trillion

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

~53 %

~54 %


Banking supervision

Positions

2018

2019

Institutions to be supervised

3,126

3,039

On-site inspections

202

203


Cooperation with foreign central banks

Positions

2018

2019

Training and advisory events

214

254

participants (total)

2,830

4,149

participating countries     (total)

95

98


Selected economic publications

Publications
(editions/circulation)

2018

2019

Annual Report

1 / 7,700

1 / 7,700

Financial Stability Report

1 / 8,000

1 / 7,000

Monthly Report

12 / 7,500

12 / 7,500

Statistical Supplements

52 / 1,170

60 / *

Research Centre Discussion Papers

57 / 300

49 / 300

Publications in academic journals/books 2012

82

85

* Only electronic version.


External communication/public relations

Positions

2018

2019

Visitors to the Money Museum *

53,329

49,376

Events on economic education

2,377

2,444

participants

72,850

73,893

Written answers to queries

12,027

11,431

Press releases

321

357

Training sessions on counterfeit prevention

2,500

2,300

participants

50,000

49,000