Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 30 December 2005
Items not related to monetary policy operations
In the week ending 30 December 2005, the net increase of EUR 15.7 billion in gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) mainly reflected quarterly revaluation adjustments, but also sales of gold by one Eurosystem central bank (consistent with the Central Bank Gold Agreement of 27 September 2004).
The net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) increased by EUR 2 billion to EUR 163.1 billion. The increase was due mainly to the effects of the quarterly revaluation of assets and liabilities.
The holdings by the Eurosystem of marketable securities of euro area residents denominated in euro (asset item 7) decreased by EUR 2.1 billion to EUR 92.4 billion, in large part due to transactions. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) fell by EUR 2.7 billion to EUR 565.2 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) decreased by EUR 1.4 billion to EUR 34.2 billion.
Items related to monetary policy operations
The Eurosystem’s net lending to credit institutions (asset item 5 minus liability items 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and 4) increased by EUR 1.7 billion to EUR 405.7 billion. On Thursday, 29 December 2005, a main refinancing operation of EUR 314 billion matured and a new one of EUR 315 billion was settled.
Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was EUR 0.9 billion (compared with virtually nil in the preceding week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 0.3 billion (also compared with virtually nil in the previous week).
Current accounts of euro area credit institutions
As a result of all transactions, the current account position of credit institutions with the Eurosystem (liability item 2.1) increased by EUR 4.6 billion to EUR 155.3 billion.
Year-end revaluation of the Eurosystem’s assets and liabilities
In line with the Eurosystem’s harmonised accounting rules, gold, foreign exchange, securities holdings and financial instruments of the Eurosystem are revalued at market rates and prices as at the end of each quarter. The net impact of the revaluation on each balance sheet item as at the end of 2005 is shown in the additional column “Difference compared with last week due to revaluations”. The gold price and the principal exchange rates used for the revaluation of balances were as follows:
Gold: EUR 434.856 per fine oz.
USD: 1.1797 per EUR
JPY: 138.90 per EUR
Special drawing rights: EUR 1.2099 per SDR
|Assets (EUR millions)||Balance||Difference compared with last week due to
|Totals/sub-totals may not add up, due to rounding|
|1||Gold and gold receivables||163,881||−27||15,775|
|2||Claims on non-euro area residents denominated in foreign currency||154,141||236||1,891|
|2.1||Receivables from the IMF||16,391||−148||99|
|2.2||Balances with banks and security investments, external loans and other external assets||137,750||384||1,792|
|3||Claims on euro area residents denominated in foreign currency||23,694||−555||289|
|4||Claims on non-euro area residents denominated in euro||9,185||−79||−25|
|4.1||Balances with banks, security investments and loans||9,185||−79||−25|
|4.2||Claims arising from the credit facility under ERM II||0||0||0|
|5||Lending to euro area credit institutions related to monetary policy operations denominated in euro||405,967||1,948||0|
|5.1||Main refinancing operations||315,001||999||0|
|5.2||Longer-term refinancing operations||90,017||0||0|
|5.3||Fine-tuning reverse operations||0||0||0|
|5.4||Structural reverse operations||0||0||0|
|5.5||Marginal lending facility||949||949||0|
|5.6||Credits related to margin calls||0||0||0|
|6||Other claims on euro area credit institutions denominated in euro||3,635||135||0|
|7||Securities of euro area residents denominated in euro||92,367||−1,495||−573|
|8||General government debt denominated in euro||40,113||−135||−26|
|Liabilities (EUR millions)||Balance||Difference compared with last week due to
|Totals/sub-totals may not add up, due to rounding|
|1||Banknotes in circulation||565,216||−2,746||0|
|2||Liabilities to euro area credit institutions related to monetary policy operations denominated in euro||155,535||4,803||0|
|2.1||Current accounts (covering the minimum reserve system)||155,283||4,569||0|
|2.4||Fine-tuning reverse operations||0||0||0|
|2.5||Deposits related to margin calls||0||0||0|
|3||Other liabilities to euro area credit institutions denominated in euro||207||0||0|
|4||Debt certificates issued||0||0||0|
|5||Liabilities to other euro area residents denominated in euro||41,767||−1,709||0|
|6||Liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in euro||13,224||860||0|
|7||Liabilities to euro area residents denominated in foreign currency||367||−122||9|
|8||Liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in foreign currency||8,405||−212||193|
|8.1||Deposits, balances and other liabilities||8,405||−212||193|
|8.2||Liabilities arising from the credit facility under ERM II||0||0||0|
|9||Counterpart of special drawing rights allocated by the IMF||5,920||0||35|
|12||Capital and reserves||58,355||−74||0|