The public budgets for Germany comprise the government budgets of the Federation and the Länder, the financial shares in the EU, and the municipal budgets and statutory social insurance.
The quarterly cash results of the overall public budget, the public budgets in reference year comprise the core budget of the Federation including its extra budgets, the financial shares in the EU, the core budgets of the Länder including their extra budgets, the core budgets of the municipalities and associations of municipalities as well as the social insurance institutions and the Federal Employment Agency (statutory social insurance) including extra budgets.
The extra budgets of the Federation comprise the Federal Railways Fund, the Compensation Fund, the Redemption Fund for Inherited Liabilities, the E.R.P. Special Fund, the pension reserves of the Federation, the Federation’s Post and Telecommunications Pension Service, the special fund for the extension of childcare facilities, the pension fund for Federal Government officials, the Financial Market Stabilisation Fund and other extra budgets of the Federation.
The extra budgets of the Länder comprise the institutions of higher education which have an accounting system of their own and have been separated out as well as statistical offices of the Länder and Land enterprises for road construction/maintenance and transport as well as for data processing and IT which have been separated out from the public budgets and the pension reserves special fund.
At the municipal level, the extra budgets comprise mainly the municipal special-purpose associations, which however are not covered quarterly, so that the only quarterly data shown here are the revenue and expenditure of the core budgets of the municipalities and associations of municipalities.
In the accounting results of the overall public budget, this includes the Federation, the special federal funds, the financial shares in the EU, the Länder and their special funds, the municipalities and associations of municipalities, the special-purpose associations and statutory social insurance (social insurance institutions and Federal Employment Agency).
Series for "Germany" include only West Germany prior to 1991.
Series that cross the euro boundary (January 1999) are discontinuous; they are measured in Deutsche Marks (DEM) prior to that date and in euros (EUR) after, as marked in the unit-descriptor.
Some series mnemonics are based on the source's database identifier; these start with "DBB".
Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany