External position of banks (AUSTA – Auslandsstatus)

The external position of banks shows the assets and liabilities of banks in Germany and their foreign branches and subsidiaries vis-à-vis non-residents. The microdatabase is based on the individual monthly reports of all German banks dating back to March 2002.

The external position comprises the assets and liabilities of German banks vis-à-vis foreign banks, enterprises, households and governments. The microdatabase contains further breakdowns of assets by recipient country and original currency of the reported asset as well as by type and maturity of investment. It also contains domestic banks' foreign currency assets and liabilities vis-à-vis residents.

Available modules

The reporting positions of the domestic institutions’ foreign branches and foreign subsidiaries are coarser. Therefore, there is separate data for

  • Domestic institutes
  • Branches and subsidiaries abroad
  • Consolidated institutes (assets)

Please indicate the desired modules in your application.

Units worth protecting

The reporting institutions must be protected, which are contained in the variables “BAID_DOM”, “BAID_FIL” and “BAID_CON”.