Official reserve assets, other foreign currency assets and related short-term liabilities of the Eurosystem

(EUR million)

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1. Official reserve assets and other foreign currency assets (approximate market value)
 1.1. Reserve assets658,465672,328668,241690,396671,190677,943
  1.1.1. Monetary gold (including gold deposits and gold swaps)363,245375,576373,263382,761374,740386,782
   1.1.1.1. Gold bullion357,097369,222366,948376,285368,399380,238
    1.1.1.1.1. Memo:volume in millions of fine troy ounces340.991341.067341.067341.066341.090341.089
   1.1.1.2. Unallocated gold accounts6,1476,3556,3156,4766,3406,544
    1.1.1.2.1. Memo:volume in millions of fine troy ounces5.8705.8705.8705.8705.8705.870
  1.1.2. SDRs56,21456,65856,73458,10256,67856,508
  1.1.3. Reserve position in the IMF20,82121,21621,48422,12423,59325,373
  1.1.4. Other reserve assets218,185218,879216,760227,409216,180209,281
   1.1.4.1. Currency and deposits21,69617,19217,36419,64420,83619,000
    1.1.4.1.1. Claims on other non-euro area central banks, the IMF and the BIS12,5757,4627,84410,7537,5487,931
    1.1.4.1.2. Claims on entities (banks)9,1209,7309,5208,89213,28811,070
     1.1.4.1.2.1. Headquartered in the reporting country or currency area2331,3281,7242511,5311,526
     1.1.4.1.2.2. Headquartered outside the reporting country or currency area8,8888,4027,7968,64111,7589,544
   1.1.4.2. Securities192,876198,585195,752204,607192,889187,394
    1.1.4.2.1. Debt securities192,242197,938195,120204,139192,442186,951
     1.1.4.2.1.1. Short-term19,86221,69420,16522,07219,62619,981
     1.1.4.2.1.2. Long-term172,380176,244174,955182,067172,816166,969
    1.1.4.2.2. Equity and investment fund shares634647632467447444
   1.1.4.3. Financial derivatives (net)39-106-4-712-627-830
   1.1.4.4. Other claims3,5743,2083,6483,8703,0823,716
    1.1.4.4.1. of which: loans to non-banks3,5743,2083,6473,8693,0823,716
 1.2. Other foreign currency assets (not included in reserve assets) 36,88938,48237,08234,59034,35936,750
  1.2.1. Securities9,98010,0159,7069,8279,3588,769
  1.2.2.  Deposits25,94727,59927,08125,01725,21628,421
   1.2.2.1. Headquartered in the reporting country or currency area25,08926,69126,38024,47924,27427,429
   1.2.2.2. Headquartered outside the reporting country or currency area858908701538942992
  1.2.3. Loans1,000967311311288288
  1.2.4. Financial derivatives (net)-37-98-16-565-502-728
2. Predetermined short-term net drains on foreign currency assets
 2.1. Foreign currency loans, securities and deposits-2,167-2,459-2,512-2,654-2,699-2,806
 2.2. Aggregate short and long positions in forwards and futures in foreign currencies vis-à-vis the domestic currency (including the forward leg of currency swaps)-23,432-21,871-21,960-23,541-23,655-22,924
 2.3. Other-7,163-8,861-7,934-6,918-8,201-7,980

The figures are not fully comparable with those of the Eurosystem’s weekly financial statement owing to differences in coverage and valuation.

The data in this section are compiled according to the requirements of ECB Guideline ECB/2011/23 on the statistical reporting requirements of the European Central Bank in the field of external statistics, and broadly in line with the recommendations of the International Monetary Fund’s updated guidelines for a data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity (2013).

Changes in the volume of the Eurosystem’s gold holdings are due to transactions in gold within the terms of the Central Bank Gold Agreement signed on 26 September 1999 and its successive extensions.

More general references as well as a description of the data required by the ECB to compile the Eurosystem’s international reserves position can be found in the ECB publication European Union balance of payments/international investment position statistical methods .

 2015-062015-052015-042015-032015-022015-01
1. Official reserve assets and other foreign currency assets (approximate market value)
 1.1. Reserve assets658,465672,328668,241690,396671,190677,943
  1.1.1. Monetary gold (including gold deposits and gold swaps)363,245375,576373,263382,761374,740386,782
   1.1.1.1. Gold bullion357,097369,222366,948376,285368,399380,238
    1.1.1.1.1. Memo:volume in millions of fine troy ounces340.991341.067341.067341.066341.090341.089
   1.1.1.2. Unallocated gold accounts6,1476,3556,3156,4766,3406,544
    1.1.1.2.1. Memo:volume in millions of fine troy ounces5.8705.8705.8705.8705.8705.870
  1.1.2. SDRs56,21456,65856,73458,10256,67856,508
  1.1.3. Reserve position in the IMF20,82121,21621,48422,12423,59325,373
  1.1.4. Other reserve assets218,185218,879216,760227,409216,180209,281
   1.1.4.1. Currency and deposits21,69617,19217,36419,64420,83619,000
    1.1.4.1.1. Claims on other non-euro area central banks, the IMF and the BIS12,5757,4627,84410,7537,5487,931
    1.1.4.1.2. Claims on entities (banks)9,1209,7309,5208,89213,28811,070
     1.1.4.1.2.1. Headquartered in the reporting country or currency area2331,3281,7242511,5311,526
     1.1.4.1.2.2. Headquartered outside the reporting country or currency area8,8888,4027,7968,64111,7589,544
   1.1.4.2. Securities192,876198,585195,752204,607192,889187,394
    1.1.4.2.1. Debt securities192,242197,938195,120204,139192,442186,951
     1.1.4.2.1.1. Short-term19,86221,69420,16522,07219,62619,981
     1.1.4.2.1.2. Long-term172,380176,244174,955182,067172,816166,969
    1.1.4.2.2. Equity and investment fund shares634647632467447444
   1.1.4.3. Financial derivatives (net)39-106-4-712-627-830
   1.1.4.4. Other claims3,5743,2083,6483,8703,0823,716
    1.1.4.4.1. of which: loans to non-banks3,5743,2083,6473,8693,0823,716
 1.2. Other foreign currency assets (not included in reserve assets) 36,88938,48237,08234,59034,35936,750
  1.2.1. Securities9,98010,0159,7069,8279,3588,769
  1.2.2.  Deposits25,94727,59927,08125,01725,21628,421
   1.2.2.1. Headquartered in the reporting country or currency area25,08926,69126,38024,47924,27427,429
   1.2.2.2. Headquartered outside the reporting country or currency area858908701538942992
  1.2.3. Loans1,000967311311288288
  1.2.4. Financial derivatives (net)-37-98-16-565-502-728
2. Predetermined short-term net drains on foreign currency assets
 2.1. Foreign currency loans, securities and deposits-2,167-2,459-2,512-2,654-2,699-2,806
 2.2. Aggregate short and long positions in forwards and futures in foreign currencies vis-à-vis the domestic currency (including the forward leg of currency swaps)-23,432-21,871-21,960-23,541-23,655-22,924
 2.3. Other-7,163-8,861-7,934-6,918-8,201-7,980