Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 10 October 2014
Items not related to monetary policy operations
In the week ending 10 October 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 0.3 billion to EUR 227.5 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) decreased by EUR 0.2 billion to EUR 367 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) decreased by EUR 0.8 billion to EUR 974.3 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) increased by EUR 3.1 billion to EUR 72.6 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) remained virtually unchanged at EUR 483.6 billion. On Wednesday, 8 October 2014, a main refinancing operation of EUR 89.1 billion matured and a new one of EUR 84.2 billion, with a maturity of one week, was settled.
During the week, EUR 2.3 billion of longer-term refinancing operations was repaid before maturity.
Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) remained virtually unchanged at EUR 0.1 billion, while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 23.1 billion (compared with EUR 30.4 billion in the preceding week).
The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) decreased by EUR 0.6 billion to EUR 194 billion. This decrease was due to the redemption of securities acquired under the first and second covered bond purchase programmes. Therefore, in the week ending 10 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 31.4 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 2.1 billion to EUR 204.6 billion.