Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 20 January 2006
Items not related to monetary policy operations
In the week ending 20 January 2006, the net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) remained virtually unchanged at EUR 161.1 billion.
The holdings by the Eurosystem of marketable securities of euro area residents denominated in euro (asset item 7) increased by EUR 0.5 billion to EUR 93.7 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) decreased by EUR 4.5 billion to EUR 549.4 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) rose by EUR 17.5 billion to EUR 60.3 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 15 billion to EUR 414.1 billion. On Wednesday, 18 January 2006, a main refinancing operation of EUR 309 billion matured and a new one of EUR 324 billion was settled.
Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was EUR 0.1 billion (approximately the same as in the previous week), and recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was virtually nil (also approximately the same as in the preceding 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 3.2 billion to EUR 155.9 billion.
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