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The Ministry analyses economic trends and government finances, and has lead responsibility within the government in planning and preparing the federal government’s budget.

Draft 2019 bud­get and fi­nan­cial plan to 2022: for­ward-look­ing, fair and re­spon­si­ble

On 6 July 2018, Germany’s federal cabinet adopted the government draft for the 2019 federal budget and the financial plan to 2022. The budget and financial plan reflect a fiscal policy that is forward-looking, fair and responsible: The German government is giving a major boost to investment in the country’s future, adopting an extensive range of measures to enhance social equity, safeguarding internal security, ensuring order on the labour market, and taking international responsibility.

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  • Ger­man draft bud­getary plan 2019

    Germany’s 2019 draft budgetary plan presents the fiscal projections for the budgets of the Federation, Länder, local authorities and social security funds (including their off-budget entities) on the basis of current trends and planning.

  • Budget and Financial Data

    The Finance Ministry provides monthly updates covering trends in the federal budget, credit resources, general government tax revenues and guarantees.

  • Fed­er­al Bud­get Code

    Working translation of the Federal Budget Code (Bundeshaltsordnung), the legislation which contains the core provision’s concerning the Federation’s budget law.


11 March 2019

Key points of the 2019 Annual Economic Report

This year’s Annual Economic Report was adopted by the federal cabinet on 30 January 2019. The German economy is experiencing growth for the tenth year in a row. The German government’s economic and fiscal policies are still guided by the tenets of the social market economy. This article summarises the key points of the 2019 Annual Economic Report.

6 February 2019

The German public sector’s in-house consulting agency marks ten years of growth and success

Germany’s publicly owned consulting agency for the public sector celebrated its 10th anniversary on 11 November 2018. PD is the German public sector’s only in-house consulting agency that operates on a nationwide basis and at all levels of government. PD advises the public sector on projects aimed at (a) innovative and sustainable infrastructure and (b) the modernisation of administrative processes.

15 January 2019

Provisional closure of the 2018 federal budget – well-managed budgets and record investments

On 15 January 2019, the Federal Ministry of Finance presented the provisional closure of the 2018 federal budget. It showed that budgets have been well-managed while investments reached record levels. The provisional data shows that the Federation achieved a structural surplus of roughly 0.15% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018, thus meeting the requirements of Germany’s constitutional debt brake.

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