The Bundesbank: key figures

Employees

Staff

2017

2018

Core staff
(full-time equivalents)

9,965

10,105

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

Positions

2017

2018

Central Office

1 / 4,880

1 / 4,980

Regional Offices

9 / 2,658

9 / 2,695

Branches

35 / 2,426

35 / 2,429

as at 31.12.


Annual accounts

Positions

2017

2018

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

Positions

2017

2018

Share of subscribed capital

17.9973%

17.9973%

Share of paid-up capital

25.5674%

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 operations

2017

2018

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)

43

35

of which via the     Bundesbank

16

16

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

Positions

2017

2018

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 reflows

DM85.9 million

DM93.4 million

Unreturned Deutsche Mark banknotes and coins

DM12.63 billion

DM12,54 billion

as at 31.12.

Incidence of counterfeit money in Germany

Period

Euro banknotes

Per 10,000 inhabitants *

Euro coins

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

2017

2018

Payments via the Bundesbank (number of transactions)

4,461.3 million

 4,851.6 million

of which via RPS

4,382.1 million

4,766.4 million

of which via TARGET2-BBk

76.4 million

82.3 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

Positions

2017

2018

Institutions to be supervised

3,179

3,126

On-site inspections

203

202


Cooperation with foreign central banks

Positions

2017

2018

Training and advisory events

214

214

participants (total)

3,290

2,830

participating countries     (total)

99

99


Selected economic publications

Publications
(editions/circulation)

2017

2018

Annual Report

1 / 8,300

1 / 7,700

Financial Stability Report

1 / 8,300

1 / 8,000

Monthly Report

12 / 7,500

12 / 7,500

Statistical Supplements

52 / 1,170

52 / 1,170

Research Centre Discussion Papers

52 / 300

52 / 300

Publications in academic journals/books 2012

66

82


External communication/public relations

Positions

2017

2018

Visitors to the Money Museum *

50,559

53,329

Written answers to queries

11,802

12,027

Press releases

323

321

Training sessions on counterfeit prevention

2,000

2,500

participants

42,000

50,000