Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 16 April 2010

20 April 2010

Items not related to monetary policy operations

In the week ending 16 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) decreased by EUR 0.2 billion to EUR 170.7 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 1.4 billion to EUR 303.8 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) decreased by EUR 3.1 billion to EUR 794.5 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) increased by EUR 5.1 billion to EUR 117.5 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 83.6 billion to EUR 565.2 billion. On Wednesday, 14 April 2010, a main refinancing operation of EUR 71.5 billion matured and a new one of EUR 70.5 billion was settled. On the same date, a longer-term refinancing operation of EUR 9.3 billion matured and a new one of EUR 15.7 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 171.1 billion (compared with EUR 249.3 billion in the preceding week).

The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) increased by EUR 1.1 billion to EUR 47.2 billion in the week ending 16 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) increased by EUR 81.8 billion to EUR 259.7 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 209,896 507
2.1 Receivables from the IMF 66,587 −64
2.2 Balances with banks and security investments, external loans and other external assets 143,309 572
3 Claims on euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 28,367 −134
4 Claims on non-euro area residents denominated in euro 16,752 −397
4.1 Balances with banks, security investments and loans 16,752 −397
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 736,282 5,428
5.1 Main refinancing operations 70,577 −958
5.2 Longer-term refinancing operations 665,669 6,385
5.3 Fine-tuning reverse operations 0 0
5.4 Structural reverse operations 0 0
5.5 Marginal lending facility 1 0
5.6 Credits related to margin calls 35 0
6 Other claims on euro area credit institutions denominated in euro 31,733 2,708
7 Securities of euro area residents denominated in euro 351,004 2,510
7.1 Securities held for monetary policy purposes 47,216 1,109
7.2 Other securities 303,788 1,401
8 General government debt denominated in euro 36,122 0
9 Other assets 243,134 −7,287
Total assets 1,939,989 3,335
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 794,451 −3,065
2 Liabilities to euro area credit institutions related to monetary policy operations denominated in euro 430,869 3,645
2.1 Current accounts (covering the minimum reserve system) 259,749 81,823
2.2 Deposit facility 171,114 −78,176
2.3 Fixed-term deposits 0 0
2.4 Fine-tuning reverse operations 0 0
2.5 Deposits related to margin calls 5 −2
3 Other liabilities to euro area credit institutions denominated in euro 485 −94
4 Debt certificates issued 0 0
5 Liabilities to other euro area residents denominated in euro 125,615 5,170
5.1 General government 117,477 5,123
5.2 Other liabilities 8,138 47
6 Liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in euro 36,390 −91
7 Liabilities to euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 1,128 196
8 Liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 13,392 406
8.1 Deposits, balances and other liabilities 13,392 406
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 158,765 −2,833
11 Revaluation accounts 249,205 0
12 Capital and reserves 76,655 0
Total liabilities 1,939,989 3,335

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