Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 25 December 2009
Items not related to monetary policy operations
In the week ending 25 December 2009 gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) remained unchanged.
The net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) decreased by EUR 1.7 billion to EUR 159.4 billion on account of customer and portfolio transactions and US dollar liquidity-providing transactions.
|Value date||Type of transaction||Maturing amount||New amount|
|23 December 2009||7-day Swiss franc liquidity-providing EUR/CHF foreign exchange swap||CHF 3.3 billion|
|23 December 2009||14-day Swiss franc liquidity-providing EUR/CHF foreign exchange swap||-||CHF 2.7 billion|
|23 December 2009||6-day US dollar liquidity-providing reverse transaction||USD 7.6 billion||-|
|23 December 2009||15-day US dollar liquidity-providing reverse transaction||-||USD 5.5 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 0.5 billion to EUR 301 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) increased by EUR 9.7 billion to EUR 807.2 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) increased by EUR 21.1 billion to EUR 125.7 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 22 billion to EUR 564.5 billion. On Wednesday, 23 December 2009, a main refinancing operation of EUR 52.9 billion matured and a new one of EUR 58.6 billion was settled.
Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was virtually nil (approximately the same as in the previous week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 164.1 billion (compared with EUR 136.5 billion in the preceding week).
The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) increased by EUR 0.8 billion to EUR 28.5 billion in the week ending 25 December 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) decreased by EUR 48.2 billion to EUR 204.6 billion.
It should be noted with respect to the consolidated weekly financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 18 December 2009 (published on 22 December 2009) that receivables from the IMF (asset item 2.1) should have shown a balance of EUR 61,634 million, instead of EUR 62,257 million, and that liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in euro (liability item 6) should have read EUR 46,768 million, instead of EUR 47,391 million.
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