Balance sheets

The outstanding amounts of assets and liabilities resulting from the Bundesbank’s financial accounts can be presented in the form of financial balance sheets for the institutional sectors. One variant of these balance sheets that complies with the IMF’s Special Data Dissemination Standard Plus requirements can be found under “Tables”.

Additionally, the data are used in the compilation of annual integrated balance sheets. Alongside financial assets and liabilities, these balance sheets contain additional data on non-financial assets, which are calculated by the Federal Statistical Office as part of the national accounts data on the real economy.

They essentially comprise all produced and non-produced non-financial assets, such as real estate, machinery and equipment and land. The stock of durables (in particular durable consumer goods such as cars) is also included in the household sector’s balance sheet, thus providing a comprehensive picture of the sectoral and overall asset situation.