Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 2 April 2010
Items not related to monetary policy operations
In the week ending 2 April 2010, the increase of EUR 19.8 billion in gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) reflected quarterly revaluation adjustments.
The net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) increased by EUR 9.6 billion to EUR 170.9 billion. This was due to quarterly revaluation adjustments, as well as to customer and portfolio transactions carried out by Eurosystem central banks.
The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities other than those held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.2) increased by EUR 1.4 billion to EUR 300.8 billion, mainly on account of transactions. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) increased by EUR 10.4 billion to EUR 801.7 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) decreased by EUR 2.1 billion to EUR 118.2 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 14.1 billion to EUR 497.4 billion. On Wednesday, 31 March 2010, a main refinancing operation of EUR 81 billion matured and a new one of EUR 78.3 billion was settled. On Thursday, 1 April 2010, a longer-term refinancing operation of EUR 2.6 billion, with a maturity of three months, matured and a new one of EUR 2 billion was settled, as was a longer-term refinancing operation of EUR 17.9 billion with a maturity of six months.
Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was EUR 0.1 billion (compared with virtually nil in the previous week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 242.7 billion (compared with EUR 213.9 billion in the preceding week).
The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) increased by EUR 0.9 billion to EUR 44.4 billion in the week ending 2 April 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) decreased by EUR 20.7 billion to EUR 179.2 billion.
Quarter-end revaluation of the Eurosystem’s assets and liabilities
In line with the Eurosystem’s harmonised accounting rules, gold, foreign exchange, securities holdings and financial instruments of the Eurosystem are revalued at market rates and prices as at the end of each quarter. The net impact of the revaluation on each balance sheet item, as at 2 April 2010, is shown in the additional column “ Difference compared with last week due to quarter-end adjustments”. The gold price and the principal exchange rates used for the revaluation of balances were as follows:
Gold: EUR 823.132 per fine oz.
USD: 1.3479 per EUR
JPY: 125.93 per EUR
Special drawing rights: EUR 1.1265 per SDR
|Assets (EUR millions)||Balance||Difference compared with last week due to
|Totals/sub-totals may not add up, due to rounding|
|1||Gold and gold receivables||286,699||0||19,779|
|2||Claims on non-euro area residents denominated in foreign currency||210,554||1,796||10,168|
|2.1||Receivables from the IMF||66,497||−42||2,189|
|2.2||Balances with banks and security investments, external loans and other external assets||144,058||1,838||7,978|
|3||Claims on euro area residents denominated in foreign currency||29,261||−955||1,755|
|4||Claims on non-euro area residents denominated in euro||17,551||1,835||58|
|4.1||Balances with banks, security investments and loans||17,551||1,835||58|
|4.2||Claims arising from the credit facility under ERM II||0||0||0|
|5||Lending to euro area credit institutions related to monetary policy operations denominated in euro||740,025||14,615||0|
|5.1||Main refinancing operations||78,266||−2,796||0|
|5.2||Longer-term refinancing operations||661,651||17,336||0|
|5.3||Fine-tuning reverse operations||0||0||0|
|5.4||Structural reverse operations||0||0||0|
|5.5||Marginal lending facility||69||68||0|
|5.6||Credits related to margin calls||39||7||0|
|6||Other claims on euro area credit institutions denominated in euro||26,742||−413||0|
|7||Securities of euro area residents denominated in euro||345,203||2,133||134|
|7.1||Securities held for monetary policy purposes||44,429||927||−46|
|8||General government debt denominated in euro||36,122||0||−25|
|Liabilities (EUR millions)||Balance||Difference compared with last week due to
|Totals/sub-totals may not add up, due to rounding|
|1||Banknotes in circulation||801,712||10,372||0|
|2||Liabilities to euro area credit institutions related to monetary policy operations denominated in euro||421,837||8,000||0|
|2.1||Current accounts (covering the minimum reserve system)||179,171||−20,728||0|
|2.4||Fine-tuning reverse operations||0||0||0|
|2.5||Deposits related to margin calls||7||4||0|
|3||Other liabilities to euro area credit institutions denominated in euro||670||−104||0|
|4||Debt certificates issued||0||0||0|
|5||Liabilities to other euro area residents denominated in euro||126,333||−1,914||0|
|6||Liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in euro||37,197||−429||0|
|7||Liabilities to euro area residents denominated in foreign currency||1,381||−325||74|
|8||Liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in foreign currency||14,546||769||868|
|8.1||Deposits, balances and other liabilities||14,546||769||868|
|8.2||Liabilities arising from the credit facility under ERM II||0||0||0|
|9||Counterpart of special drawing rights allocated by the IMF||53,033||0||1,784|
|12||Capital and reserves||76,440||7||0|