Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 30 April 2010

4 May 2010

Items not related to monetary policy operations

In the week ending 30 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) remained virtually unchanged at EUR 170.3 billion.

The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities other than those held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.2) increased by EUR 0.9 billion to EUR 304.5 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) increased by EUR 5.3 billion to EUR 798.1 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) decreased by EUR 24.9 billion to EUR 104.9 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 26.6 billion to EUR 492 billion. On Wednesday, 28 April 2010, a main refinancing operation of EUR 70.2 billion matured and a new one of EUR 75.6 billion was settled. On Thursday, 29 April 2010, a longer-term refinancing operation of EUR 3.3 billion matured and a new one of EUR 4.8 billion was settled.

Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was EUR 0.8 billion (compared with virtually nil in the previous week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 251.6 billion (compared with EUR 217.4 billion in the preceding week).

The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) increased by EUR 1.7 billion to EUR 50.2 billion in the week ending 30 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 6.6 billion to EUR 197.5 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 211,695 2,419
2.1 Receivables from the IMF 66,517 −91
2.2 Balances with banks and security investments, external loans and other external assets 145,178 2,510
3 Claims on euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 27,216 −825
4 Claims on non-euro area residents denominated in euro 17,503 166
4.1 Balances with banks, security investments and loans 17,503 166
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 743,631 7,694
5.1 Main refinancing operations 75,597 5,369
5.2 Longer-term refinancing operations 667,245 1,575
5.3 Fine-tuning reverse operations 0 0
5.4 Structural reverse operations 0 0
5.5 Marginal lending facility 754 752
5.6 Credits related to margin calls 36 −2
6 Other claims on euro area credit institutions denominated in euro 32,748 13
7 Securities of euro area residents denominated in euro 354,744 2,617
7.1 Securities held for monetary policy purposes 50,243 1,697
7.2 Other securities 304,501 920
8 General government debt denominated in euro 35,576 −544
9 Other assets 247,007 2,017
Total assets 1,956,819 13,560
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 798,145 5,299
2 Liabilities to euro area credit institutions related to monetary policy operations denominated in euro 449,106 27,632
2.1 Current accounts (covering the minimum reserve system) 197,496 −6,615
2.2 Deposit facility 251,609 34,247
2.3 Fixed-term deposits 0 0
2.4 Fine-tuning reverse operations 0 0
2.5 Deposits related to margin calls 0 0
3 Other liabilities to euro area credit institutions denominated in euro 489 −186
4 Debt certificates issued 0 0
5 Liabilities to other euro area residents denominated in euro 113,086 −24,718
5.1 General government 104,944 −24,935
5.2 Other liabilities 8,142 217
6 Liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in euro 40,120 3,923
7 Liabilities to euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 1,077 71
8 Liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 14,466 1,478
8.1 Deposits, balances and other liabilities 14,466 1,478
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 161,435 59
11 Revaluation accounts 249,205 0
12 Capital and reserves 76,657 1
Total liabilities 1,956,819 13,560

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