Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 13 November 2009
Items not related to monetary policy operations
In the week ending 13 November 2009 the increase of EUR 1 million in gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) reflected the purchase of gold coin by one Eurosystem central bank.
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 171.9 billion on account of customer and portfolio transactions and the US dollar liquidity-providing transactions.
|Value date||Type of transaction||Maturing amount||New amount|
|11 November 2009||7-day Swiss franc liquidity-providing EUR/CHF foreign exchange swap||CHF 7.8 billion||CHF 6.8 billion|
|12 November 2009||7-day US dollar liquidity-providing reverse transaction||USD 22.2 billion||USD 22 billion|
The liquidity-providing transactions were conducted by the Eurosystem in connection with the temporary reciprocal currency arrangements (swap lines) that the European Central Bank has with the Swiss National Bank and the Federal Reserve System. The EUR/CHF foreign exchange swap had no effect on the net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency.
The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities other than those held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.2) increased by EUR 0.5 billion to EUR 303 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) decreased by EUR 0.7 billion to EUR 773.2 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) increased by EUR 9.8 billion to EUR 147.3 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 54.7 billion to EUR 595.6 billion. On Wednesday, 11 November 2009, a main refinancing operation of EUR 46.2 billion matured and a new one of EUR 51.3 billion was settled. On the same day, a longer-term refinancing operation of EUR 7.7 billion, with a maturity of one month, matured and a new one of EUR 2.5 billion was settled. On Thursday, 12 November 2009, a longer-term refinancing operation of EUR 13 billion, with a maturity of three months, matured and a new one of EUR 10.8 billion was settled. On the same day, a longer-term refinancing operation of EUR 20.7 billion, with a maturity of six months, matured and a new one of EUR 0.8 billion was settled.
Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was EUR 2.5 billion (compared with EUR 0.1 billion in the previous week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 54.3 billion (compared with EUR 128.9 billion in the preceding week).
The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) increased by EUR 1.1 billion to EUR 22.7 billion in the week ending 13 November 2009.
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 51.3 billion to EUR 232.2 billion.