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The Bundesbank: key figures

The Bundesbank: key figures

27.02.2019 DE FR

Employees

Staff20172018
Core staff
(full-time equivalents)
9,96510,105
Contraction since 31.12.20014,835
(=32.7%)
4,695
(=31.7%)
as at 31.12.

Compared with the end of 2001, when the Bundesbank employed 14,800 core staff, the 31 December 2018 figure of 10,105 represents a decline of 4,695 employees or 31.7%.

Locations / Core staff of fulltime base

Positions20172018
Central Office1 / 4,8801 / 4,980
Regional Offices9 / 2,6589 / 2,695
Branches35 / 2,42635 / 2,429
as at 31.12.


Annual accounts

Positions20172018
Distributable profit €1,902 million€2,433 million
Net interest income€4,172 million€4,920 million
Balance sheet total€1,727,629 million€1,841,781 million
Foreign reserve assets (total)€166.8 billion€173,1 billion
foreign currency€31.2 billion€31.8 billion
receivables from the IMF€18.3 billion€19.9 billion
gold€117.3 billion
(3,374 t)
€121.4 billion
(3,370 t)
Allocation across the various storage locations
Frankfurt am Main€59.5 billion
(1,710 t)
€61.6 billion
(1,710 t)
New York €43.0 billion
(1,236 t)
€44.6 billion
(1,236 t)
London€14.9 billion
(427 t)
€15.3 billion
(423 t)
as at 31.12.


ECB capital key

Positions20172018
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 operations20172018
Main refinancing operations in the euro area€13.40 billion€3.6 billion
Longer-term refinancing operations in the euro area€716.04 billion€745.66 billion
of which counterparties     of the Bundesbank€87.35 billion€91.43 billion
Banks participating in the main refinancing
operations in the Eurosystem (average)
4335
of which via the     Bundesbank1616
Standing facilities
Marginal lending facility in the euro area€0.25 billion€0.10 billion
Deposit facility in the euro area€587.13 billion€659.42 billion
Asset purchase programme (Bundesbank’s share)
CBPP3 portfolio€57.3 billion€62.8 billion
PSPP portfolio€401.6 billion€448.7 billion
CSPP portfolio€32.0 billion€43.0 billion
as at 31.12.


Cash payments

Positions20172018
Volume of euro banknotes in circulation (Eurosystem)€1,170.7 billion€1,231.1 billion
Volume of coins in circulation (Eurosystem)€28.0 billion€29.0 billion
Amount of DM reflowsDM85.9 millionDM93.4 million
Unreturned Deutsche Mark banknotes and coinsDM12.63 billionDM12,54 billion
as at 31.12.

Incidence of counterfeit money in Germany

PeriodEuro banknotesPer 10,000 inhabitants *Euro coins
201858,000733,100
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

Positions20172018
Payments via the Bundesbank (number of transactions)4,461.3 million 4,851.6 million
of which via RPS4,382.1 million4,766.4 million
of which via TARGET2-BBk76.4 million82.3 million
Payments via the Deutsche Bundesbank (value)€179.0 trillion€189.5 trillion
of which via RPS€3.2 trillion€3.3 trillion
of which via TARGET2-BBk€174.1 trillion€184.5 trillion
Share of TARGET2-BBk transactions in EU-wide TARGET2 system~50 %~53 %


Banking supervision

Positions20172018
Institutions to be supervised3,1793,126
On-site inspections203202


Cooperation with foreign central banks

Positions20172018
Training and advisory events214214
participants (total)3,2902,830
participating countries     (total)9999


Selected economic publications

Publications
(editions/circulation)
20172018
Annual Report1 / 8,3001 / 7,700
Financial Stability Report1 / 8,3001 / 8,000
Monthly Report12 / 7,50012 / 7,500
Statistical Supplements52 / 1,17052 / 1,170
Research Centre Discussion Papers52 / 30052 / 300
Publications in academic journals/books 20126682


External communication/public relations

Positions20172018
Visitors to the Money Museum *50,55953,329
Written answers to queries11,80212,027
Press releases323321
Visits to the website
(www.bundesbank.de)
5,985,9336,138,755
Training sessions on counterfeit prevention2,0002,500
participants42,00050,000


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