Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 4 November 2011
Items not related to monetary policy operations
In the week ending 4 November 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) increased by EUR 0.5 billion to EUR 193 billion on account of customer and portfolio transactions and US dollar liquidity-providing operations (see below).
|Value date||Type of transaction||Maturing amount||New amount|
|3 November 2011||7-day US dollar liquidity-providing reverse transaction||USD 0.5 billion||USD 0.5 billion|
The liquidity-providing transactions were conducted by the Eurosystem in connection with the temporary reciprocal currency arrangement (swap line) that the European Central Bank has with the Federal Reserve System.
The holdings by the Eurosystem of marketable securities other than those held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.2) decreased by EUR 2.5 billion to EUR 336.2 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) increased by EUR 4 billion to EUR 867.1 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) decreased by EUR 15.8 billion to EUR 51 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 64.2 billion to EUR 114.3 billion. On Tuesday, 1 November 2011, a main refinancing operation of EUR 197.4 billion matured and a new one of EUR 182.8 billion was settled. On the same day, fixed-term deposits in an amount of EUR 169.5 billion matured and new deposits were collected in an amount of EUR 173.5 billion, with a maturity of eight days.
Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was EUR 1.2 billion (compared with EUR 2.9 billion in the previous week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 288.4 billion (compared with EUR 248.1 billion in the preceding week).
The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) increased by EUR 9.5 billion to EUR 242.2 billion. This increase was due to settled purchases of securities under the Securities Markets Programme. Therefore, in the week ending 4 November 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 183 billion and EUR 59.2 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) decreased by EUR 43.4 billion to EUR 135.3 billion.