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.

Ever more payments being made by card
The current Figure – payments with debit car

In 2019, the trend towards cashless payments picked up. Even prior to the coronavirus pandemic, payments with debit cards (often issued in the form of "girocards" in Germany) gained ground in particular. Their usage increased by 20% on the year, with the cards being used ever more frequently for smaller transactions.

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
UK flag and EU flag

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: