Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 22 June 2012
Items not related to monetary policy operations
In the week ending 22 June 2012 the decrease of EUR 1 million in gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) mainly reflected the sale of gold coin by three Eurosystem central banks.
The net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) increased by EUR 2.5 billion to EUR 229.5 billion on account of customer and portfolio transactions and US dollar liquidity-providing operations (see below).
US dollar liquidity operations
|Value date||Type of transaction||Maturing amount||New amount|
|21 June 2012||7-day US dollar liquidity-providing reverse transaction||USD 2.4 billion||USD 1.6 billion|
|21 June 2012||84-day US dollar liquidity-providing reverse transaction||USD 6.3 billion||USD 9.9 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 1 billion to EUR 322.1 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) decreased by EUR 1.2 billion to EUR 890.3 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) rose by EUR 42.9 billion to EUR 150.6 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 1.5 billion to EUR 253.5 billion. On Wednesday, 20 June 2012, a main refinancing operation of EUR 131.7 billion matured and a new one of EUR 167.3 billion was settled. On the same day, fixed-term deposits in an amount of EUR 212 billion matured and new deposits were collected in the amount of EUR 210.5 billion, with a maturity of one week.
Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was EUR 1.5 billion (compared with EUR 3 billion in the previous week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 775.3 billion (compared with EUR 741.2 billion in the preceding week).
The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) increased by EUR 0.1 billion to EUR 280.3 billion. This increase was due to the purchases settled under the second covered bond purchase programme, which more than offset the redemption of securities under the first covered bond purchase programme during the week. Therefore, in the week ending 22 June 2012 the value of accumulated purchases under the Securities Markets Programme amounted to EUR 210.7 billion, while the values of the portfolios held under the first and second covered bond purchase programmes totalled EUR 56.1 billion and EUR 13.5 billion respectively. All three 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 53.9 billion to EUR 97 billion.