Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 12 February 2010
Items not related to monetary policy operations
In the week ending 12 February 2010 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) remained virtually unchanged at EUR 158.9 billion on account of customer and portfolio transactions.
The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities other than those held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.2) increased by EUR 0.1 billion to EUR 297.9 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) decreased by EUR 0.1 billion to EUR 785.2 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) decreased by EUR 5.9 billion to EUR 107.5 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 77.7 billion to EUR 567 billion. On Wednesday, 10 February 2010, a main refinancing operation of EUR 55.8 billion matured and a new one of EUR 76.1 billion was settled. On the same day, a longer-term refinancing operation of EUR 5.7 billion, with a maturity of one month, matured and a new one of EUR 2.8 billion was settled. On Thursday, 11 February 2010, a longer-term refinancing operation of EUR 10.8 billion, with a maturity of three months, matured, as did a longer-term refinancing operation of EUR 11.9 billion, with a maturity of six months.
Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was EUR 3.9 billion (compared with EUR 0.1 billion in the previous week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 150.1 billion (compared with EUR 229.4 billion in the preceding week).
The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) increased by EUR 1.3 billion to EUR 36.1 billion in the week ending 12 February 2010.
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 85.4 billion to EUR 254.7 billion.