Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 25 December 2015
Items not related to monetary policy operations
In the week ending 25 December 2015 gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) remained unchanged.
The net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) decreased by EUR 0.1 billion to EUR 265.3 billion.
During the week, the Eurosystem did not conduct any liquidity-providing transactions in connection with the standing swap arrangement that the European Central Bank has with the Federal Reserve System.
The holdings by the Eurosystem of marketable securities other than those held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.2) decreased by EUR 0.6 billion to EUR 358.1 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) increased by EUR 8.7 billion to EUR 1,083.4 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) decreased by EUR 16.8 billion to EUR 70.1 billion.
Items related to monetary policy operations
The Eurosystem’s net lending to credit institutions (asset item 5 minus liability items 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and 4) increased by EUR 16.1 billion to EUR 365.3 billion. On Wednesday, 23 December 2015 a main refinancing operation (asset item 5.1) of EUR 68.6 billion matured and a new one of EUR 72.9 billion, with a maturity of seven days, was settled.
Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) remained close to nil, while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 177.1 billion (compared with EUR 188.8 billion in the previous week).
The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) increased by EUR 6.7 billion to EUR 805.3 billion. The table below provides the detailed breakdown of asset item 7.1 into the different portfolios. All portfolios are accounted for at amortised cost.
|Monetary policy securities portfolios||Reported value as at 25 December 2015||Difference compared with 18 December 2015 – purchases||Difference compared with 18 December 2015 – redemptions|
|Covered bond purchase programme 1||EUR 20.6 billion||-||-|
|Covered bond purchase programme 2||EUR 9.7 billion||-|
|Covered bond purchase programme 3||EUR 143.8 billion||+EUR 0.4 billion||-|
|Asset-backed securities purchase programme||EUR 15.5 billion||-||-EUR 0.1 billion|
|Public sector purchase programme||EUR 493.1 billion||+EUR 6.4 billion||-|
|Securities Markets Programme||EUR 122.6 billion||-||-|
Current accounts of euro area credit institutions
As a result of all transactions, the current account position of credit institutions with the Eurosystem (liability item 2.1) increased by EUR 29.4 billion to EUR 579.9 billion.
|Assets (EUR millions)||Balance||Difference compared with last week due to transactions|
|Totals/sub-totals may not add up, due to rounding|
|1||Gold and gold receivables||348,851||0|
|2||Claims on non-euro area residents denominated in foreign currency||298,187||2,778|
|2.1||Receivables from the IMF||79,083||59|
|2.2||Balances with banks and security investments, external loans and other external assets||219,104||2,719|
|3||Claims on euro area residents denominated in foreign currency||32,212||−3,229|
|4||Claims on non-euro area residents denominated in euro||20,468||742|
|4.1||Balances with banks, security investments and loans||20,468||742|
|4.2||Claims arising from the credit facility under ERM II||0||0|
|5||Lending to euro area credit institutions related to monetary policy operations denominated in euro||542,488||4,314|
|5.1||Main refinancing operations||72,908||4,338|
|5.2||Longer-term refinancing operations||469,543||0|
|5.3||Fine-tuning reverse operations||0||0|
|5.4||Structural reverse operations||0||0|
|5.5||Marginal lending facility||37||−23|
|5.6||Credits related to margin calls||0||0|
|6||Other claims on euro area credit institutions denominated in euro||111,767||−10,779|
|7||Securities of euro area residents denominated in euro||1,163,346||6,105|
|7.1||Securities held for monetary policy purposes||805,280||6,704|
|8||General government debt denominated in euro||25,151||0|
|Liabilities (EUR millions)||Balance||Difference compared with last week due to transactions|
|Totals/sub-totals may not add up, due to rounding|
|1||Banknotes in circulation||1,083,395||8,713|
|2||Liabilities to euro area credit institutions related to monetary policy operations denominated in euro||757,053||17,595|
|2.1||Current accounts (covering the minimum reserve system)||579,859||29,365|
|2.4||Fine-tuning reverse operations||0||0|
|2.5||Deposits related to margin calls||140||−1|
|3||Other liabilities to euro area credit institutions denominated in euro||5,098||−45|
|4||Debt certificates issued||0||0|
|5||Liabilities to other euro area residents denominated in euro||152,227||−20,046|
|6||Liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in euro||40,831||3,637|
|7||Liabilities to euro area residents denominated in foreign currency||2,762||795|
|8||Liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in foreign currency||4,137||−183|
|8.1||Deposits, balances and other liabilities||4,137||−183|
|8.2||Liabilities arising from the credit facility under ERM II||0||0|
|9||Counterpart of special drawing rights allocated by the IMF||58,210||−991|
|12||Capital and reserves||97,201||1|