Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 3 October 2014
Items not related to monetary policy operations
In the week ending 3 October 2014 the increase of EUR 0.1 billion in gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) reflected quarterly revaluation adjustments.
The net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) increased by EUR 13.5 billion to EUR 227.2 billion. This change was due to the effects of the quarterly revaluation of assets and liabilities as well as to the customer and portfolio transactions carried out by Eurosystem central banks during the period under review.
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) decreased by EUR 0.1 billion to EUR 367.2 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) increased by EUR 5.1 billion to EUR 975.1 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) decreased by EUR 17.6 billion to EUR 69.5 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 12 billion to EUR 483.6 billion. On Wednesday, 1 October 2014, a main refinancing operation of EUR 90.3 billion matured and a new one of EUR 89.1 billion, with a maturity of one week, was settled.
During the week, EUR 4.9 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 EUR 0.3 billion in the preceding week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 30.4 billion (compared with EUR 24.7 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 194.6 billion. This increase was due to quarter-end adjustments, combined with the redemption of securities acquired under the first and second covered bond purchase programmes. Therefore, in the week ending 3 October 2014, the value of accumulated purchases under the Securities Markets Programme amounted to EUR 149.1 billion, while the value of the portfolios held under the first and second covered bond purchase programmes totalled EUR 31.9 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 2.6 billion to EUR 206.8 billion.
Quarter-end revaluation of the Eurosystem’s assets and liabilities
In line with the Eurosystem’s harmonised accounting rules, gold, foreign exchange, securities holdings and financial instruments of the Eurosystem are revalued at market rates and prices as at the end of each quarter. The net impact of the revaluation on each balance sheet item as at 30 September 2014 is shown in the additional column “ Difference compared with last week due to quarter-end adjustments”. The gold price and the principal exchange rates used for the revaluation of balances were as follows:
Gold: EUR 961.615 per fine oz.
USD: 1.2583 per EUR
JPY: 138.11 per EUR
Special drawing rights: EUR 1.1779 per SDR