The Federal Republic of Germany - Finance Agency is the central service provider for the Federal Republic of Germany's borrowing and debt management.
As of Q1 2013 total amount outstanding is EUR 1089.1 billion.
The market for German Government securities is widely regarded as liquid, straightforward and clearly structured. Divided into money market and capital market instruments, German Government securities offer original maturities ranging from three months to 30 years. In the money market segment, the Federal Government issues Treasury discount paper (“Bubills”) with maturities of six and twelve months. The offering of capital market products begins with Federal Treasury notes (“Schaetze”) with a maturity of two years, followed by five-year Federal notes (“Bobls”) and Federal bonds (“Bunds”) with maturities of ten and 30 years. Since 2006, the Federal Government has also been issuing inflation-linked securities with maturities of five and ten years so far. Securities, all of which are placed by auction as single issues, start off with volumes of at least € 2 billion, although total volumes outstanding in some of the most liquid securities have reached more than € 20 billion.