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ECB publishes Eurosystem disaggregated balance sheet data

27 July 2016
  • ECB publishes first data on net financial assets (NFA) of the ECB and national central banks (NCBs) following the recent disclosure of the Agreement on Net Financial Assets (ANFA)
  • ECB publishes a disaggregated Eurosystem statistical balance sheet, including historical data
  • ECB and NCB contributions to the consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem will be published for the first time on 2 August 2016

The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to publish data on the annual average “net financial assets” (NFA) of the ECB and the national central banks (NCBs) of the Eurosystem, as defined in the Agreement on Net Financial Assets (ANFA). In addition, the Governing Council has decided to publish monthly breakdowns showing how ECB and NCB balance sheets contribute to the statistics on the aggregated balance sheet of monetary financial institutions (a disaggregated Eurosystem statistical balance sheet) and to the consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem. These data publications further strengthen the Eurosystem’s accountability and transparency.

The new datasets allow for easy access to information on the individual Eurosystem central banks’ assets and liabilities. They provide information in a harmonised manner about the decentralised implementation of the single monetary policy of the ECB, as well as about non-monetary policy financial activities of the Eurosystem central banks.

The 2015 annual average NFA of each Eurosystem central bank have been published today on the ECB website. In the future, NFA annual data will be published during the first quarter of each year. The monthly contributions to statistics on the aggregated monetary financial institutions balance sheet have also been published today in the Statistical Data Warehouse SDW. The first monthly publication of the ECB and NCB contributions to the consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem will take place on 2 August 2016 on the ECB website.

For media queries, please contact Stefan Ruhkamp, tel.: +49 69 1344 5057.

Notes:

In February, the ECB published ANFA, an agreement between the NCBs and the ECB that sets rules and limits for non-monetary policy holdings related to the national tasks of the NCBs. An explainer on ANFA is also available on the ECB website.

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