The Monopolies Commission prepares Biennial Reports ("Hauptgutachten") assessing the current status and the expected developments of company concentration in the Federal Republic of Germany, reviewing the application of the rules and legislation on merger control, and commenting on other topical issues of competition policy.

In addition, the Monopolies Commission has statutory mandates for Sector Reports in the field of network industries. It reviews - on a biennial basis - the development of competition in:

  • the area of railway transport;
  • the markets of grid-bound electricity and gas supply;
  • the markets of the postal sector; and
  • the telecommunications markets.

Further, the Monopolies Commission publishes occasion-related Special Reports ("Sondergutachten") in Ministerial Authorisation Proceedings, on special request by the Government and on its own initiative.