All external reports from enterprises, banks, public authorities and individuals must, as a general rule, be submitted directly to the Deutsche Bundesbank in electronic format via the general statistics reporting portal (Allgemeines Meldeportal Statistik – AMS).
Payment reports (Z4, Z8 und Z10-15)
Following the entry into force of the revised Foreign Trade and Payments Regulation (AWV) on 1 September 2013, all external reports from enterprises, banks, public authorities and individuals must, as a general rule, be submitted in electronic format to the Bundesbank directly.
Stock reports on external claims and liabilities (Z5, Z5a, Z5b)
Residents – with the exception of monetary financial institutions (MFIs), investment stock corporations, investment companies for their special funds and individuals – are required to report their claims and liabilities vis-à-vis non-residents on a monthly basis if the sum of the claims or the sum of the liabilities amounts to more than €5 million or the equivalent value in another currency at the end of a given calendar month.
Stock reports on cross-border equity investments (K3 and K4)
Domestic enterprises, banks, public authorities and individuals are required to report cross-border equity investments on an annual basis wherever their share of capital or voting rights is 10% or higher and the investment enterprise’s total assets are more than €3 million (or the equivalent thereof if its balance sheet is denominated in another currency).