Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 13 April 2007

17 April 2007

Items not related to monetary policy operations

In the week ending 13 April 2007, the decrease of EUR 31 million in gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) reflected 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 0.6 billion to EUR 145.2 billion.

The holdings by the Eurosystem of marketable securities of euro area residents denominated in euro (asset item 7) rose by EUR 0.2 billion to EUR 90.6 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) decreased by EUR 6.6 billion to EUR 619.4 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) decreased by EUR 2.6 billion to EUR 48.6 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) decreased by EUR 12.3 billion to EUR 430.5 billion. On Wednesday, 11 April 2007, a main refinancing operation of EUR 291.5 billion matured and a new one of EUR 280 billion was settled.

Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was EUR 0.7 billion (compared with EUR 2 billion in the previous week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 0.1 billion (compared with EUR 0.6 billion 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) decreased by EUR 1.6 billion to EUR 183.5 billion.

Assets (EUR millions) Balance Difference compared with last week due to transactions
Totals/sub-totals may not add up, due to rounding
1 Gold and gold receivables 181,179 −31
2 Claims on non-euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 140,613 1,370
2.1 Receivables from the IMF 9,772 0
2.2 Balances with banks and security investments, external loans and other external assets 130,841 1,370
3 Claims on euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 23,565 −166
4 Claims on non-euro area residents denominated in euro 14,602 279
4.1 Balances with banks, security investments and loans 14,602 279
4.2 Claims arising from the credit facility under ERM II 0 0
5 Lending to euro area credit institutions related to monetary policy operations denominated in euro 430,680 −12,849
5.1 Main refinancing operations 280,001 −11,499
5.2 Longer-term refinancing operations 150,001 0
5.3 Fine-tuning reverse operations 0 0
5.4 Structural reverse operations 0 0
5.5 Marginal lending facility 678 −1,350
5.6 Credits related to margin calls 0 0
6 Other claims on euro area credit institutions denominated in euro 14,741 −53
7 Securities of euro area residents denominated in euro 90,556 227
8 General government debt denominated in euro 39,283 0
9 Other assets 226,351 1,373
Total assets 1,161,570 −9,850
Liabilities (EUR millions) Balance Difference compared with last week due to transactions
Totals/sub-totals may not add up, due to rounding
1 Banknotes in circulation 619,392 −6,601
2 Liabilities to euro area credit institutions related to monetary policy operations denominated in euro 183,662 −2,201
2.1 Current accounts (covering the minimum reserve system) 183,478 −1,608
2.2 Deposit facility 53 −564
2.3 Fixed-term deposits 131 −24
2.4 Fine-tuning reverse operations 0 0
2.5 Deposits related to margin calls 0 −5
3 Other liabilities to euro area credit institutions denominated in euro 109 2
4 Debt certificates issued 0 0
5 Liabilities to other euro area residents denominated in euro 57,564 −2,510
5.1 General government 48,640 −2,626
5.2 Other liabilities 8,924 116
6 Liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in euro 18,903 543
7 Liabilities to euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 163 4
8 Liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 13,204 628
8.1 Deposits, balances and other liabilities 13,204 628
8.2 Liabilities arising from the credit facility under ERM II 0 0
9 Counterpart of special drawing rights allocated by the IMF 5,578 0
10 Other liabilities 69,041 115
11 Revaluation accounts 125,521 0
12 Capital and reserves 68,433 170
Total liabilities 1,161,570 −9,850

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