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Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 30 July 2010

3 August 2010

Items not related to monetary policy operations

In the week ending 30 July 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 0.5 billion to EUR 191.7 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) decreased by EUR 0.8 billion to EUR 296.3 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) increased by EUR 3.1 billion to EUR 820.6 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) decreased by EUR 6.1 billion to EUR 110.8 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 52.8 billion to EUR 451 billion. On Wednesday, 28 July 2010, a main refinancing operation of EUR 201.3 billion matured and a new one of EUR 190 billion was settled. On the same date, fixed-term deposits in an amount of EUR 60 billion matured, and new deposits with a maturity of one week were collected in an amount of EUR 60.5 billion. On Thursday, 29 July 2010, a longer-term refinancing operation of EUR 4.8 billion matured and a new one of EUR 23.2 billion was settled.

Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was EUR 0.4 billion (compared with virtually nil in the previous week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 120.9 billion (compared with EUR 61.3 billion in the preceding week).

The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) increased by EUR 81 million to EUR 121.5 billion as a result of settled purchases under the Securities Markets Programme.

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 49.5 billion to EUR 195.8 billion.

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