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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)

Dec.17 Jan.18 Feb.18 Mar.18 Apr.18
Transactions Exchange rate changes Price changes Other volume changes Amounts outstanding Transactions Exchange rate changes Price changes Other volume changes Amounts outstanding
Reserve assets 669.7 663.1 667.7 9.4 -2.2 -1.2 -0.3 673.4 -3.7 3.6 3.8 0.0 677.1
Monetary gold 375.0 374.0 374.4 0.0  - -1.5 -0.1 372.9 0.0  - 4.1 -0.0 376.9
Gold bullion 368.6 367.5 367.9 0.0  - -1.4 -0.1 366.5 -0.0  - 4.0 -0.0 370.4
Unallocated gold accounts 6.4 6.4 6.4 0.0  - -0.0 0.0 6.4 0.0  - 0.1 0.0 6.5
Special drawing rights 49.9 49.2 49.8 0.0 -0.2  - -0.0 49.6 0.1 0.4  - -0.0 50.1
Reserve position in the IMF 17.3 16.8 16.9 -0.0 -0.0  - -0.0 16.8 -0.0 0.1  - 0.0 16.9
Other reserve assets 227.4 223.1 226.7 9.4 -2.0 0.2 -0.2 234.1 -3.8 3.0 -0.3 0.1 233.1
Currency and deposits 37.2 36.7 35.6 7.7 -0.4  - 0.0 42.9 -5.6 0.1  - -0.0 37.5
Claims on monetary authorities 29.9 27.1 30.0 3.7  -  -  - 33.3 -5.0  -  -  - 28.3
Claim on other entities 7.3 9.7 5.6 4.0  -  -  - 9.6 -0.6  -  -  - 9.1
Securities 187.0 183.2 187.6 2.0 -1.6 0.3 -0.3 188.1 1.8 2.8 -0.3 -0.1 192.4
Debt securities 185.9 182.1 186.4 2.0 -1.6 0.3 -0.3 186.9 1.8 2.8 -0.3 -0.1 191.2
Short-term 34.3 30.8 27.6 1.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 28.2 -0.7 0.3 0.0 0.1 28.0
Long-term 151.6 151.3 158.8 1.1 -1.4 0.3 -0.1 158.7 2.5 2.5 -0.3 -0.1 163.3
Equity and investment fund shares 1.1 1.1 1.2 -0.0 -0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 -0.0 1.2
Financial derivatives (net) 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.0  - -0.0 -0.0 0.1 0.0  - -0.0 0.1 0.3
Other claims 3.0 3.0 3.3 -0.3 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 3.0 -0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.0 3.0
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)

Dec.17 Jan.18 Feb.18 Mar.18 Apr.18
Transactions Exchange rate changes Price changes Other volume changes Amounts outstanding Transactions Exchange rate changes Price changes Other volume changes Amounts outstanding
Reserve assets 669.7 663.1 667.7 9.4 -2.2 -1.2 -0.3 673.4 -3.7 3.6 3.8 0.0 677.1
Monetary gold 375.0 374.0 374.4 0.0  - -1.5 -0.1 372.9 0.0  - 4.1 -0.0 376.9
Gold bullion 368.6 367.5 367.9 0.0  - -1.4 -0.1 366.5 -0.0  - 4.0 -0.0 370.4
Unallocated gold accounts 6.4 6.4 6.4 0.0  - -0.0 0.0 6.4 0.0  - 0.1 0.0 6.5
Special drawing rights 49.9 49.2 49.8 0.0 -0.2  - -0.0 49.6 0.1 0.4  - -0.0 50.1
Reserve position in the IMF 17.3 16.8 16.9 -0.0 -0.0  - -0.0 16.8 -0.0 0.1  - 0.0 16.9
Other reserve assets 227.4 223.1 226.7 9.4 -2.0 0.2 -0.2 234.1 -3.8 3.0 -0.3 0.1 233.1
Currency and deposits 37.2 36.7 35.6 7.7 -0.4  - 0.0 42.9 -5.6 0.1  - -0.0 37.5
Claims on monetary authorities 29.9 27.1 30.0 3.7  -  -  - 33.3 -5.0  -  -  - 28.3
Claim on other entities 7.3 9.7 5.6 4.0  -  -  - 9.6 -0.6  -  -  - 9.1
Securities 187.0 183.2 187.6 2.0 -1.6 0.3 -0.3 188.1 1.8 2.8 -0.3 -0.1 192.4
Debt securities 185.9 182.1 186.4 2.0 -1.6 0.3 -0.3 186.9 1.8 2.8 -0.3 -0.1 191.2
Short-term 34.3 30.8 27.6 1.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 28.2 -0.7 0.3 0.0 0.1 28.0
Long-term 151.6 151.3 158.8 1.1 -1.4 0.3 -0.1 158.7 2.5 2.5 -0.3 -0.1 163.3
Equity and investment fund shares 1.1 1.1 1.2 -0.0 -0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 -0.0 1.2
Financial derivatives (net) 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.0  - -0.0 -0.0 0.1 0.0  - -0.0 0.1 0.3
Other claims 3.0 3.0 3.3 -0.3 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 3.0 -0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.0 3.0
Source: ECB.