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Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 23 May 2014

27 May 2014

Items not related to monetary policy operations

In the week ending 23 May 2014 gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) increased by EUR 1 million owing to a purchase of gold coin.

The net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) decreased by EUR 0.1 billion to EUR 209.9 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
22 May 2014 84-day US dollar liquidity-providing reverse transaction USD 126 million -

The liquidity-providing transactions were conducted by the Eurosystem 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) decreased by EUR 4.1 billion to EUR 360 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) decreased by EUR 0.6 billion to EUR 947.2 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) increased by EUR 18.6 billion to EUR 121.1 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 10.9 billion to EUR 478.8 billion. On Wednesday, 21 May 2014, a main refinancing operation of EUR 137.3 billion matured and a new one of EUR 132 billion, with a maturity of one week, was settled. On the same day, fixed-term deposits in an amount of EUR 144.3 billion matured and new deposits were collected in an amount of EUR 137.5 billion, with a maturity of one week.

During the week EUR 6.2 billion of longer-term refinancing operations was repaid before maturity.

Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was EUR 0.1 billion (compared with virtually zero in the preceding week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 23.8 billion (compared with EUR 17.5 billion in the preceding week).

The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) decreased by EUR 2.9 billion to EUR 216.7 billion. This decrease was due to the redemption of securities acquired under the Securities Markets Programme. Therefore, in the week ending 23 May 2014 the value of accumulated purchases under the Securities Markets Programme amounted to EUR 164.5 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) decreased by EUR 32.9 billion to EUR 168.5 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 326,545 1
2 Claims on non-euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 245,305 787
2.1 Receivables from the IMF 81,318 7
2.2 Balances with banks and security investments, external loans and other external assets 163,986 780
3 Claims on euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 24,457 245
4 Claims on non-euro area residents denominated in euro 20,317 779
4.1 Balances with banks, security investments and loans 20,317 779
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 640,039 −11,439
5.1 Main refinancing operations 131,907 −5,395
5.2 Longer-term refinancing operations 508,007 −6,155
5.3 Fine-tuning reverse operations 0 0
5.4 Structural reverse operations 0 0
5.5 Marginal lending facility 125 114
5.6 Credits related to margin calls 0 −3
6 Other claims on euro area credit institutions denominated in euro 61,160 −7,264
7 Securities of euro area residents denominated in euro 576,643 −6,991
7.1 Securities held for monetary policy purposes 216,669 −2,909
7.2 Other securities 359,973 −4,082
8 General government debt denominated in euro 27,273 0
9 Other assets 241,989 2,601
Total assets 2,163,727 −21,282
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 947,155 −563
2 Liabilities to euro area credit institutions related to monetary policy operations denominated in euro 329,792 −33,393
2.1 Current accounts (covering the minimum reserve system) 168,545 −32,869
2.2 Deposit facility 23,774 6,292
2.3 Fixed-term deposits 137,465 −6,816
2.4 Fine-tuning reverse operations 0 0
2.5 Deposits related to margin calls 7 0
3 Other liabilities to euro area credit institutions denominated in euro 2,793 248
4 Debt certificates issued 0 0
5 Liabilities to other euro area residents denominated in euro 157,695 15,251
5.1 General government 121,148 18,550
5.2 Other liabilities 36,547 −3,300
6 Liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in euro 77,055 −2,659
7 Liabilities to euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 1,232 182
8 Liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in foreign currency 5,788 920
8.1 Deposits, balances and other liabilities 5,788 920
8.2 Liabilities arising from the credit facility under ERM II 0 0
9 Counterpart of special drawing rights allocated by the IMF 52,830 0
10 Other liabilities 207,840 −1,285
11 Revaluation accounts 288,913 0
12 Capital and reserves 92,635 18
Total liabilities 2,163,727 −21,282

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