BACH Working Group
BACH WG is responsible for the management of the BACH database, which contains aggregated and relatively harmonized accounting related data of non-financial incorporated enterprises for European countries. In particular, the WG is devoted to the maintenance, update and promotion of BACH, as well as to the development of related products. The WG must actively participate in the discussion about the importance and the economic and financial situation of European companies.
You may access the BACH database and find more information on BACH database in the documents “Brochure” (about database content) and “Userguide” (about technical insights) available free of charge at the BACH and ERICA website.
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:
- assess the quality of the database on an ongoing basis;
- continue the harmonization process and identify the main accounting rules differences between countries in order to permit international comparisons;
- improve the quality, coverage and timeliness of the databases.
- produce cross-country comparisons and analyse the behaviour of non-financial incorporated enterprises in terms of performance and financial position;
- 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