Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 9 April 2010

13 April 2010

Items not related to monetary policy operations

In the week ending 9 April 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) increased by EUR 0.1 billion to EUR 170.9 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 1.6 billion to EUR 302.4 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) decreased by EUR 4.2 billion to EUR 797.5 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) fell by EUR 5.8 billion to EUR 112.4 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 15.8 billion to EUR 481.6 billion. On Wednesday, 7 April 2010, a main refinancing operation of EUR 78.3 billion matured and a new one of EUR 71.5 billion was settled. On Thursday, 8 April 2010, a longer-term refinancing operation of EUR 2.4 billion, with a maturity of six months, matured.

Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was virtually nil (compared with EUR 0.1 billion in the previous week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 249.3 billion (compared with EUR 242.7 billion in the preceding week).

The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) increased by EUR 1.7 billion to EUR 46.1 billion in the week ending 9 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 1.2 billion to EUR 177.9 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 286,699 0
2 Claims on non-euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 209,389 −1,165
2.1 Receivables from the IMF 66,652 155
2.2 Balances with banks and security investments, external loans and other external assets 142,737 −1,321
3 Claims on euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 28,501 −760
4 Claims on non-euro area residents denominated in euro 17,150 −402
4.1 Balances with banks, security investments and loans 17,150 −402
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 730,854 −9,171
5.1 Main refinancing operations 71,535 −6,731
5.2 Longer-term refinancing operations 659,283 −2,367
5.3 Fine-tuning reverse operations 0 0
5.4 Structural reverse operations 0 0
5.5 Marginal lending facility 1 −68
5.6 Credits related to margin calls 35 −4
6 Other claims on euro area credit institutions denominated in euro 29,025 2,283
7 Securities of euro area residents denominated in euro 348,494 3,291
7.1 Securities held for monetary policy purposes 46,107 1,678
7.2 Other securities 302,387 1,613
8 General government debt denominated in euro 36,122 0
9 Other assets 250,421 29
Total assets 1,936,654 −5,895
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 797,516 −4,196
2 Liabilities to euro area credit institutions related to monetary policy operations denominated in euro 427,223 5,386
2.1 Current accounts (covering the minimum reserve system) 177,926 −1,245
2.2 Deposit facility 249,291 6,631
2.3 Fixed-term deposits 0 0
2.4 Fine-tuning reverse operations 0 0
2.5 Deposits related to margin calls 7 0
3 Other liabilities to euro area credit institutions denominated in euro 578 −91
4 Debt certificates issued 0 0
5 Liabilities to other euro area residents denominated in euro 120,445 −5,888
5.1 General government 112,354 −5,797
5.2 Other liabilities 8,091 −91
6 Liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in euro 36,480 −717
7 Liabilities to euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 932 −449
8 Liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 12,986 −1,560
8.1 Deposits, balances and other liabilities 12,986 −1,560
8.2 Liabilities arising from the credit facility under ERM II 0 0
9 Counterpart of special drawing rights allocated by the IMF 53,033 0
10 Other liabilities 161,598 1,404
11 Revaluation accounts 249,205 0
12 Capital and reserves 76,655 215
Total liabilities 1,936,654 −5,895

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