Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 12 August 2011
Items not related to monetary policy operations
In the week ending 12 August 2011 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 0.3 billion to EUR 177.5 billion on account of customer and portfolio transactions.
The holdings by the Eurosystem of marketable securities other than those held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.2) increased by EUR 0.1 billion to EUR 336.2 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) increased by EUR 0.6 billion to EUR 858.2 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) decreased by EUR 0.6 billion to EUR 53.5 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 98.3 billion to EUR 393.3 billion. On Wednesday, 10 August 2011, a main refinancing operation of EUR 172.0 billion matured and a new one of EUR 157.1 billion was settled. On the same day, a longer-term refinancing operation of EUR 67.7 billion matured and a new one of EUR 75.8 billion was settled. Also on Wednesday, 10 August 2011, fixed-term deposits in an amount of EUR 74.0 billion matured and new deposits were collected in the same amount, with a maturity of one week. On Thursday, 11 August 2011, a longer-term refinancing operation of EUR 49.8 billion was settled with a maturity of approximately six months.
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 80.2 billion (compared with EUR 134.8 billion in the preceding week).
The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) increased by EUR 22.0 billion to EUR 155.7 billion. This increase was due to settled purchases under the Securities Markets Programme. Therefore, in the week ending 12 August 2011 the value of accumulated purchases under the Securities Markets Programme and that of the portfolio held under the covered bond purchase programme totalled EUR 96.0 billion and EUR 59.7 billion respectively. Both portfolios are accounted for on a held-to-maturity basis.
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 127.0 billion to EUR 286.8 billion.