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Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 26 May 2023

30 May 2023

In the week ending 26 May 2023 the decrease of EUR 104 million in gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) reflected mainly the sale of gold by one Eurosystem central bank for the purpose of issuing commemorative gold coins.

The net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) decreased by EUR 0.8 billion to EUR 314.8 billion.

The net balance of open market operations and standing facilities (asset item 5 minus liability items 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and 4) fell by EUR 9.7 billion to EUR -3,032.4 billion. This was due primarily to the change in the level of the deposit facility (liability item 2.2).

Base money (liability items 1, 2.1 and 2.2) increased by EUR 11.2 billion to EUR 5,853.9 billion.

The table below provides the detailed breakdown of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) into the different portfolios. All portfolios are accounted for at amortised cost.

Table 1

Monetary policy securities portfolios

Reported value as at 26 May 2023

Weekly change – purchases [1]

Weekly change – redemptions

Securities Markets Programme

EUR 2.9 billion



Covered bond purchase programme 3

EUR 299.4 billion

+EUR 0.5 billion

-EUR 0.6 billion

Asset-backed securities purchase programme

EUR 17.9 billion

+EUR 0.0 billion

-EUR 0.6 billion

Public sector purchase programme

EUR 2,542.0 billion

+EUR 3.4 billion

-EUR 17.0 billion

Corporate sector purchase programme

EUR 341.2 billion

+EUR 0.6 billion

-EUR 1.2 billion

Pandemic emergency purchase programme

EUR 1,675.9 billion

+EUR 4.1 billion

-EUR 5.1 billion

[1] As purchase volumes decline during the partial reinvestment phase of the asset purchase programme portfolio, this column may sometimes show negative amounts. These are expected to be infrequent and would result from sales of securities conducted, for instance, for risk management purposes.

The content and format of the weekly financial statement are set out in Annexes IV to VI of Guideline (EU) 2016/2249 of the European Central Bank of 3 November 2016 on the legal framework for accounting and financial reporting in the European System of Central Banks (ECB/2016/34).


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