The Bundesbank: key figures

Employees

Staff

2020

2021

Core staff
(full-time equivalents)

10,407

10,383

Contraction since 31.12.2001

4,393
(= 29.7%)

4 ,417
(= 29.8 %)

as at 31.12.

Compared with the end of 2001, when the Bundesbank employed 14,800 core staff, the 31 December 2021 figure of 10,383 represents a decline of 4,417 employees or 29.8%.

Locations / Core staff of fulltime base

Positions

2020

2021

Central Office

1 / 5,240

1 / 5,347

Regional Offices

9 / 2,726

9 / 2,697

Branches

35 / 2,441

31 / 2,338

as at 31.12.


Annual accounts

Positions

2020

2021

Distributable profit 

-

-

Net interest income

€2,870 million

€2,501 million

Balance sheet total

€2,526,558 million

€3,011,124 million

Foreign reserve assets (total)

€219.1 billion

€261.4 billion

foreign currency

€30.1 billion

€32.6 billion

receivables from the IMF

€22.2 billion

€54.9 billion

gold

€166.9 billion
(3,362 t)

€173.8 billion
(3,359 t)

Allocation across the various storage locations

Frankfurt am Main

€84.9 billion
(1,710 t)
€88.5 billion
(1,710 t)
New York €61.4 billion
(1,236 t)
€64.0 billion
(1,236 t)

London

€20.7 billion
(416 t)
€21.4 billion
(413 t)
as at 31.12.


ECB capital key

Positions

2020

2021

Share of subscribed capital

21.4394%

21.4394%

Share of paid-up capital

26.3615%

26.3615%

Amount of the participating interest in the ECB

€2.00 billion

€2.16 billion

Foreign reserve assets transferred to the ECB

€10.64 billion

€10.64 billion

as at 31.12.


Monetary policy operations

Open market operations

2020

2021

Main refinancing operations in the euro area

€0.47 billion

€0.39 billion

Longer-term refinancing operations in the euro area

€1,792.57 billion

€2,201.50 billion

of which counterparties     of the Bundesbank

€341.09 billion

€421.69 billion

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

995

975

of which via the     Bundesbank

659

650

Standing facilities*

Marginal lending facility in the euro area

€0.15 billion

€0

Deposit facility in the euro area

€683.86 billion

€779.60 billion

Asset purchase programme (Bundesbank’s share)

CBPP3 portfolio

€68.8 billion

€74.4 billion

PSPP portfolio

€490.8 billion

€536.3 billion

CSPP portfolio

€60.6 billion

€72.1 billion

PEPP government securities portfolio

€154.7 billion

€333.6 billion

PEPP corporates portfolio

€7.0 billion

€8.5 billion

PEPP covered bonds portfolio

€0.7 billion

€1.6 billion

as at 31.12.

*Including targeted longer-term refinancing operations, excluding US dollar tenders.


Cash payments

Positions

2020

2021

Volume of euro banknotes in circulation (Eurosystem)

€1,434.5 billion

€1,544.4 billion

Volume of coins in circulation (Eurosystem)

€30.4 billion

€31.2 billion

Amount of DM reflows

DM57.2 million

DM48.3 million

Unreturned Deutsche Mark banknotes and coins

DM12.40 billion

DM12.35 billion

as at 31.12.

Incidence of counterfeit money in Germany

Period

Euro banknotes

Euro coins

2021

41,200

41,100

2020

58,800

44,800

2019

55,200

42,100

2018

58,000

33,100

2017

73,000

32,500

2016

82,200

33,000

2015

95,400

34,100

2014

63,000

45,900

2013

38,800

52,000

2012

41,500

52,000

2011

39,000

52,700

2010

60,000

67,400

2009

53,000

79,000

2008

41,000

80,000

2007

40,000

82,000

2006

46,000

77,000

2005

74,000

46,000

* annualised


Cashless payments

Positions

2020

2021

Payments via the Bundesbank (number of transactions)

6,266.5 million

6,891.1 million

of which via RPS

6,148.8 million

6,762.9 million

of which via TARGET2-BBk

114.9 million

125.7 million

payment transactions in T2 and TIPS

48.2 million

51.1 million

settlement of securities transactions in T2S

66.7 million

74.6 million

Payments via the Deutsche Bundesbank (value)

€245.5 trillion

€254.5 trillion

of which via RPS

€3.7 trillion

€4.2 trillion

of which via TARGET2-BBk

€240.6 trillion

€249.3 trillion

payment transactions in T2 and TIPS

€187.2 trillion

€184.6 trillion

settlement of securities transactions in T2S

€53.4 trillion

€64.6 trillion

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

54.3%

52.2%


Banking supervision

Positions

2020

2021

Institutions to be supervised

2,983

2,917

On-site inspections

113

193


Cooperation with foreign central banks

Positions

2020

2021

Training and advisory events*

                          239

                          245

participants (total)

                        3,713

                        3,922

participating countries (total)

                             89

                             97

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person events, museum visits and inspection activities only took place to a limited extent in 2020 and 2021.


Selected economic publications

Publications
(editions/circulation)

2020

2021

Annual Report

1

Financial Stability Report

1

Monthly Report

12

12

Statistical Supplements*

80

104

Research Centre Discussion Papers

67

56

Technical PaperTechnical Paper*

3

13

Publications in academic journals/books 2012

75

86

* Only available in electronic form. 


External communication/public relations

Positions

2020

2021

Visitors to the Money Museum *

14,097

11,089

Events on economic education*

1,107

1,173

participants

30,721

31,871

Written answers to queries

11,543

14,074

Press releases

443

470

Training sessions on counterfeit prevention*

560

170

participants

12,000

2,900

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person events, museum visits and inspection activities only took place to a limited extent in 2020 and 2021.