Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 26 October 2012

30 October 2012

Items not related to monetary policy operations

In the week ending 26 October 2012 the increase of EUR 1 million in gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) reflected the purchase of gold by one Eurosystem central bank.

The net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) increased by EUR 0.7 billion to EUR 229.9 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
25 October 2012 7-day US dollar liquidity-providing reverse transaction USD 2.9 billion USD 3.6 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 2.1 billion to EUR 312.7 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) decreased by EUR 1 billion to EUR 888.1 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) decreased by EUR 8.3 billion to EUR 92.6 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) decreased by EUR 33.5 billion to EUR 657 billion. On Wednesday, 24 October 2012, a main refinancing operation of EUR 91.8 billion matured and a new one of EUR 77.3 billion was settled. On the same day, fixed-term deposits in an amount of EUR 209.5 billion matured and new deposits were collected in the same amount, with a maturity of one week.

Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was EUR 0.3 billion (compared with EUR 1 billion in the previous week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 267 billion (compared with EUR 248.7 billion in the preceding week).

The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) decreased by EUR 0.3 billion to EUR 279 billion. This decrease was due to the redemption of securities under the first covered bond purchase programme. Therefore, in the week ending 26 October 2012, the value of accumulated purchases under the Securities Markets Programme amounted to EUR 209.3 billion, while the values of the portfolios held under the first and second covered bond purchase programmes totalled EUR 53.3 billion and EUR 16.4 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 18.4 billion to EUR 515.3 billion.

Assets (EUR millions) Balance Difference compared with last week due to transactions
Totals/sub-totals may not add up, due to rounding
1 Gold and gold receivables 479,107 1
2 Claims on non-euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 260,111 1,252
2.1 Receivables from the IMF 90,266 186
2.2 Balances with banks and security investments, external loans and other external assets 169,845 1,066
3 Claims on euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 38,289 318
4 Claims on non-euro area residents denominated in euro 17,268 135
4.1 Balances with banks, security investments and loans 17,268 135
4.2 Claims arising from the credit facility under ERM II 0 0
5 Lending to euro area credit institutions related to monetary policy operations denominated in euro 1,135,148 −15,348
5.1 Main refinancing operations 77,293 −14,520
5.2 Longer-term refinancing operations 1,057,534 0
5.3 Fine-tuning reverse operations 0 0
5.4 Structural reverse operations 0 0
5.5 Marginal lending facility 316 −719
5.6 Credits related to margin calls 6 −108
6 Other claims on euro area credit institutions denominated in euro 230,744 16,191
7 Securities of euro area residents denominated in euro 591,733 −2,351
7.1 Securities held for monetary policy purposes 279,010 −288
7.2 Other securities 312,723 −2,063
8 General government debt denominated in euro 30,010 0
9 Other assets 264,132 −224
Total assets 3,046,543 −26
Liabilities (EUR millions) Balance Difference compared with last week due to transactions
Totals/sub-totals may not add up, due to rounding
1 Banknotes in circulation 888,103 −989
2 Liabilities to euro area credit institutions related to monetary policy operations denominated in euro 993,442 −214
2.1 Current accounts (covering the minimum reserve system) 515,268 −18,399
2.2 Deposit facility 266,967 18,255
2.3 Fixed-term deposits 209,500 0
2.4 Fine-tuning reverse operations 0 0
2.5 Deposits related to margin calls 1,708 −70
3 Other liabilities to euro area credit institutions denominated in euro 6,448 287
4 Debt certificates issued 0 0
5 Liabilities to other euro area residents denominated in euro 151,204 −5,688
5.1 General government 92,603 −8,308
5.2 Other liabilities 58,601 2,620
6 Liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in euro 168,893 5,483
7 Liabilities to euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 6,414 646
8 Liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 5,883 265
8.1 Deposits, balances and other liabilities 5,883 265
8.2 Liabilities arising from the credit facility under ERM II 0 0
9 Counterpart of special drawing rights allocated by the IMF 56,243 0
10 Other liabilities 231,539 184
11 Revaluation accounts 452,824 0
12 Capital and reserves 85,551 0
Total liabilities 3,046,543 −26

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