Table 3: Reserve assets of the euro area

(EUR billions; amounts outstanding at the end of the period, flows during the period; non working day and non seasonally adjusted)

Oct.16 Nov.16 Dec.16 Jan.17 Feb.17
Transactions Exchange rate changes Price changes Other volume changes Amounts outstanding Transactions Exchange rate changes Price changes Other volume changes Amounts outstanding
Reserve assets 717.3 706.6 707.7 -5.1 -3.4 7.8 0.0 707.0 2.0 5.2 21.5 -0.0 735.7
Monetary gold 403.1 386.5 380.8 0.0  - 7.7 0.0 388.5 0.0  - 21.9 0.0 410.3
Gold bullion 396.3 379.9 374.3 0.0  - 7.6 0.0 381.9 0.0  - 21.6 0.0 403.4
Unallocated gold accounts 6.8 6.6 6.5 0.0  - 0.1 -0.0 6.6 0.0  - 0.4 0.0 7.0
Special drawing rights 51.4 52.1 52.3 0.0 -0.5  - -0.0 51.9 0.1 0.6  - 0.0 52.5
Reserve position in the IMF 23.9 23.3 23.1 -0.1 -0.2  - 0.0 22.8 -0.9 0.2  - 0.0 22.1
Other reserve assets 238.9 244.7 251.5 -5.0 -2.8 0.1 0.0 243.8 2.8 4.4 -0.3 -0.0 250.8
Currency and deposits 29.7 27.8 32.9 -1.0 -0.1  - 0.0 31.9 3.1 0.7  - 0.0 35.6
Claims on monetary authorities 21.1 21.8 24.9 0.4  -  -  - 25.4 3.4  -  -  - 29.3
Claim on other entities 8.6 6.0 8.0 -1.4  -  -  - 6.5 -0.2  -  -  - 6.3
Securities 204.7 213.3 214.7 -3.8 -2.7 0.1 -0.0 208.3 -0.4 3.7 -0.2 0.0 211.4
Debt securities 204.0 212.6 214.0 -3.8 -2.7 0.0 -0.0 207.6 -0.5 3.7 -0.2 0.0 210.6
Short-term 28.9 33.4 33.9 -2.0 -0.2 -0.0 0.0 31.7 3.7 0.6 0.0 -0.0 36.1
Long-term 175.1 179.2 180.0 -1.7 -2.5 0.1 -0.0 175.9 -4.2 3.1 -0.2 0.0 174.6
Equity and investment fund shares 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.0 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 0.7 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.0 0.8
Financial derivatives (net) -0.1 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1  - 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.0  - -0.1 -0.0 -0.2
Other claims 4.6 3.7 3.9 -0.2 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 3.6 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.9
Source: ECB.

Table 3: Reserve assets of the euro area

(EUR billions; amounts outstanding at the end of the period, flows during the period; non working day and non seasonally adjusted)

Oct.16 Nov.16 Dec.16 Jan.17 Feb.17
Transactions Exchange rate changes Price changes Other volume changes Amounts outstanding Transactions Exchange rate changes Price changes Other volume changes Amounts outstanding
Reserve assets 717.3 706.6 707.7 -5.1 -3.4 7.8 0.0 707.0 2.0 5.2 21.5 -0.0 735.7
Monetary gold 403.1 386.5 380.8 0.0  - 7.7 0.0 388.5 0.0  - 21.9 0.0 410.3
Gold bullion 396.3 379.9 374.3 0.0  - 7.6 0.0 381.9 0.0  - 21.6 0.0 403.4
Unallocated gold accounts 6.8 6.6 6.5 0.0  - 0.1 -0.0 6.6 0.0  - 0.4 0.0 7.0
Special drawing rights 51.4 52.1 52.3 0.0 -0.5  - -0.0 51.9 0.1 0.6  - 0.0 52.5
Reserve position in the IMF 23.9 23.3 23.1 -0.1 -0.2  - 0.0 22.8 -0.9 0.2  - 0.0 22.1
Other reserve assets 238.9 244.7 251.5 -5.0 -2.8 0.1 0.0 243.8 2.8 4.4 -0.3 -0.0 250.8
Currency and deposits 29.7 27.8 32.9 -1.0 -0.1  - 0.0 31.9 3.1 0.7  - 0.0 35.6
Claims on monetary authorities 21.1 21.8 24.9 0.4  -  -  - 25.4 3.4  -  -  - 29.3
Claim on other entities 8.6 6.0 8.0 -1.4  -  -  - 6.5 -0.2  -  -  - 6.3
Securities 204.7 213.3 214.7 -3.8 -2.7 0.1 -0.0 208.3 -0.4 3.7 -0.2 0.0 211.4
Debt securities 204.0 212.6 214.0 -3.8 -2.7 0.0 -0.0 207.6 -0.5 3.7 -0.2 0.0 210.6
Short-term 28.9 33.4 33.9 -2.0 -0.2 -0.0 0.0 31.7 3.7 0.6 0.0 -0.0 36.1
Long-term 175.1 179.2 180.0 -1.7 -2.5 0.1 -0.0 175.9 -4.2 3.1 -0.2 0.0 174.6
Equity and investment fund shares 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.0 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 0.7 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.0 0.8
Financial derivatives (net) -0.1 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1  - 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.0  - -0.1 -0.0 -0.2
Other claims 4.6 3.7 3.9 -0.2 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 3.6 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.9
Source: ECB.