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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

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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Using the general statistics reporting portal, reporting parties can create external payment and stock reports and send them to the Bundesbank in a secure electronic format.