Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 18 December 2009
Items not related to monetary policy operations
In the week ending 18 December 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) decreased by EUR 1.6 billion to EUR 161.8 billion on account of customer and portfolio transactions and US dollar liquidity-providing transactions.
|Value date||Type of transaction||Maturing amount||New amount|
|16 December 2009||7-day Swiss franc liquidity-providing EUR/CHF foreign exchange swap||CHF 3.7 billion||CHF 3.3 billion|
|17 December 2009||7-day US dollar liquidity-providing reverse transaction||USD 9.6 billion||-|
|17 December 2009||6-day US dollar liquidity-providing reverse transaction||-||USD 7.6 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) decreased by EUR 0.7 billion to EUR 301.5 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) increased by EUR 8.1 billion to EUR 797.5 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) decreased by EUR 26.5 billion to EUR 104.6 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 10.7 billion to EUR 586.4 billion. On Wednesday, 16 December 2009, a main refinancing operation of EUR 55.8 billion matured and a new one of EUR 52.9 billion was settled. On Thursday, 17 December 2009, a longer-term refinancing operation of EUR 2.8 billion, with a maturity of 77 days, matured and a new one of EUR 2.6 billion, with a maturity of 105 days, was settled. On the same day a longer-term refinancing operation of EUR 96.9 billion, with a maturity of one year, was settled.
Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was virtually nil (compared with EUR 0.2 billion in the previous week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 136.5 billion (compared with EUR 32.1 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) increased by EUR 10.3 billion to EUR 252.8 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||238,147||1|
|2||Claims on non-euro area residents denominated in foreign currency||192,094||155|
|2.1||Receivables from the IMF||62,257||16|
|2.2||Balances with banks and security investments, external loans and other external assets||129,838||139|
|3||Claims on euro area residents denominated in foreign currency||33,260||−1,682|
|4||Claims on non-euro area residents denominated in euro||15,733||574|
|4.1||Balances with banks, security investments and loans||15,733||574|
|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||722,935||93,650|
|5.1||Main refinancing operations||53,574||−2,883|
|5.2||Longer-term refinancing operations||669,288||96,723|
|5.3||Fine-tuning reverse operations||0||0|
|5.4||Structural reverse operations||0||0|
|5.5||Marginal lending facility||45||−193|
|5.6||Credits related to margin calls||28||3|
|6||Other claims on euro area credit institutions denominated in euro||24,752||323|
|7||Securities of euro area residents denominated in euro||329,221||305|
|7.1||Securities held for monetary policy purposes||27,679||1,024|
|8||General government debt denominated in euro||36,183||−8|
|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||797,502||8,150|
|2||Liabilities to euro area credit institutions related to monetary policy operations denominated in euro||389,312||114,645|
|2.1||Current accounts (covering the minimum reserve system)||252,825||10,261|
|2.4||Fine-tuning reverse operations||0||0|
|2.5||Deposits related to margin calls||10||−1|
|3||Other liabilities to euro area credit institutions denominated in euro||292||41|
|4||Debt certificates issued||0||0|
|5||Liabilities to other euro area residents denominated in euro||113,295||−26,511|
|6||Liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in euro||47,391||−1,527|
|7||Liabilities to euro area residents denominated in foreign currency||3,310||−271|
|8||Liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in foreign currency||9,345||307|
|8.1||Deposits, balances and other liabilities||9,345||307|
|8.2||Liabilities arising from the credit facility under ERM II||0||0|
|9||Counterpart of special drawing rights allocated by the IMF||50,906||0|
|12||Capital and reserves||72,963||0|