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External sector

This section contains all the information you will need regarding external sector reporting. Statistical reports relating to the external sector comprise incoming and outgoing payments (transactions) as well as the status of claims, liabilities and direct investment.

Introduction to reporting
Frequently questions and answers

An introduction to the external sector reporting is provided by our notices “General overview” and “Forms, reporting deadlines, exemptions, legal basis“.

Reporting number
Firmennummer

To submit external reports electronically, you must first apply for a reporting number (previously called “company identification number”) – provided it is not already known or has not already been requested.

General statistics reporting portal
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The general statistics reporting portal (AMS) is the standard channel for creating and sending external transaction and stock reports. The portal already has more than 100,000 users in Germany who appreciate it as a secure, electronic means of transmitting their reports to the Bundesbank.