The Bundesbank compiles monetary, financial and foreign trade statistics as well as comprehensive sets of indicators and seasonally adjusted economic data. This multi-layered information system forms the central empirical basis, in particular for the monetary policy decision-making process and macroeconomic and macroprudential analyses.

German debt ratio up in 2020 to 70.0%
Current figure: Maastricht debt ratio

In the year that the coronavirus pandemic began, general government debt in Germany was up by €275 billion to €2.332 trillion. The debt ratio, meaning the ratio of debt to gross domestic product, rose from 59.7% to 70.0% in 2020, which is the sharpest increase in the debt ratio within the space of a year since German reunification.

SDMX Web Service
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The Bundesbank’s web service offers a new procedure for automated downloads of large statistical datasets. In addition to the usual download options, the web service provides an interface for programmatic access.

Statistical publications: new concept and flexible download options
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As of 16 April 2020, the Bundesbank’s statistical publications will appear in a new format. In future, Statistical Series with partially amended content will be made available instead of Statistical Supplements. A modular publication structure will enable each issue to be updated on an ongoing basis and accommodate flexible download options.

Brexit: adjustments of the statistics
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The United Kingdom ceased to be a member of the European Union on 31 January 2020. This entails adjustments of the statistics provided by the Deutsche Bundesbank.

Systems of indicators for the German property markets

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The two systems of indicators provide information on current developments in the German property markets. They are updated regularly at the beginning of March, June, September and December.

The German economy and the global economic environment at a glance

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Click on the links below for important information on the current economic situation in Germany and the global economic environment: