Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 6 July 2012
Items not related to monetary policy operations
In the week ending 6 July 2012 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 1.7 billion to EUR 244.7 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|
|5 July 2012||7-day US dollar liquidity-providing reverse transaction||USD 2.6 billion||USD 4.3 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 0.8 billion to EUR 320.5 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) increased by EUR 3.8 billion to EUR 897.5 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) fell by EUR 11.4 billion to EUR 134.9 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 37.2 billion to EUR 234.7 billion. On Wednesday, 4 July 2012, a main refinancing operation of EUR 180.4 billion matured and a new one of EUR 163.7 billion was settled. On the same day, fixed-term deposits in an amount of EUR 210.5 billion matured and new deposits were collected in the same amount, with a maturity of one week.
During the week longer-term refinancing operations amounting to EUR 1.5 billion were repaid before maturity.
Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was EUR 1.3 billion (compared with EUR 0.7 billion in the previous week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 795.2 billion (compared with EUR 772.9 billion in the preceding week).
The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) increased by EUR 0.2 billion to EUR 281.3 billion. This increase was due to the purchases settled under the second covered bond purchase programme. Therefore, in the week ending 6 July 2012 the value of accumulated purchases under the Securities Markets Programme amounted to EUR 211.3 billion, while the values of the portfolios held under the first and second covered bond purchase programmes totalled EUR 55.9 billion and EUR 14 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 24.9 billion to EUR 91.8 billion.