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Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 18 April 2014

23 April 2014

Items not related to monetary policy operations

In the week ending 18 April 2014 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 0.2 billion to EUR 209.4 billion on account of customer and portfolio transactions.

In the past week the Eurosystem has not conducted any liquidity-providing transactions in connection with the standing swap arrangement 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) increased by EUR 0.3 billion to EUR 363.6 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) increased by EUR 7.8 billion to EUR 951.9 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) decreased by EUR 5.2 billion to EUR 63.7 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 9.9 billion to EUR 452.9 billion. On Wednesday, 16 April 2014, a main refinancing operation of EUR 104.6 billion matured and a new one of EUR 112.2 billion, with a maturity of one week, was settled. On the same day, fixed-term deposits in an amount of EUR 172.5 billion matured and new deposits were collected in the amount of EUR 153.4 billion, with a maturity of one week.

During the week EUR 8.3 billion of longer-term refinancing operations was repaid before maturity.

Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was EUR 0.3 billion (compared with virtually nil in the previous week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 30.1 billion (compared with EUR 21.2 billion in the preceding week).

The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) remained unchanged. Therefore, in the week ending 18 April 2014 the value of accumulated purchases under the Securities Markets Programme amounted to EUR 172.5 billion, while the values of the portfolios held under the first and second covered bond purchase programmes totalled EUR 37.8 billion and EUR 14.4 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) increased by EUR 4.7 billion to EUR 202.9 billion.


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