BACH Working Group


To provide comparable and high quality statistics and analysis of non‐financial incorporated enterprises for European countries, which can be relevant for several users and purposes, including researchers, national central banks and other institutions (for macroeconomic analysis and for supporting decision making), companies, and also to credit and financial institutions (in credit risk analysis).

The main tasks of the working group are:

  1. assess the quality of the database on an ongoing basis;
  2. continue the harmonization process and identify the main accounting rules differences between countries in order to permit international comparisons;
  3. improve the quality, coverage and timeliness of the databases.
  4. produce cross-country comparisons and analyse the behaviour of non-financial incorporated enterprises in terms of performance and financial position;
  5. update and improve the Userguide.

More details and direct access to the database are available from the Databases page.

The group is composed by representatives from:

  • Banca d'Italia
  • Banco de España
  • Banco de Portugal  (chair of the working group)
  • Banque de France
  • Banque Nationale de Belgique – Nationale Bank van België
  • Central Bank of Croatia
  • Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
  • Cerved Group spa - Centrale dei Bilanci
  • Czech National Bank
  • Danmarks NationalBank
  • Deutsche Bundesbank
  • European Central Bank
  • National Bank of Slovakia
  • National Central Bank of Poland
  • Oesterreichische Nationalbank
  • Statistics Luxembourg