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The Bundesbank compiles monetary, financial and external statistics, as well as the 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, as well as macroeconomic and macroprudential analyses.

The German economy and the global economic environment at a glance


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

Payments in Germany
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German payment service providers operated around 103 million current accounts last year. The payment statistics published by the Deutsche Bundesbank also show that the number of transactions involving these accounts in 2017 increased compared with 2016.

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 end of February, May, August and November.

New ratios from the financial statements of non-financial corporations
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Two new publications from the corporate financial statement statistics for 2014 to 2016 show ratios from financial statements for various sectors, size categories and legal forms. Non-financial holding companies are also included for the first time.

Gradual changeover to JDemetra+ software for seasonal adjustment of the official statistics

The Bundesbank is currently phasing in JDemetra+ as its new software tool for the seasonal adjustment of official economic indicators in Germany.

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