Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 5 December 2014
Items not related to monetary policy operations
In the week ending 5 December 2014 gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) decreased by EUR 1 million owing to the sale of gold by a 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 1.8 billion to EUR 231.9 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 1.2 billion to EUR 367.2 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) increased by EUR 7.9 billion to EUR 988.9 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) increased by EUR 14.9 billion to EUR 71 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 14.9 billion to EUR 463.1 billion. On Wednesday, 3 December 2014, a main refinancing operation of EUR 114.3 billion matured and a new one of EUR 98 billion, with a maturity of one week, was settled.
During the week, EUR 5.9 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 0.7 billion in the preceding week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 28 billion (compared with EUR 35.8 billion in the preceding week).
The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) increased by EUR 3.4 billion to EUR 207.5 billion. The table below provides the detailed breakdown of asset item 7.1 into the different portfolios. All portfolios are accounted for at amortised cost.
|Monetary policy securities portfolios||Reported value as at 5 December 2014||Difference compared with last week – purchases||Difference compared with last week – redemptions|
|Covered bond purchase programme 1||EUR 29.3 billion||-||-|
|Covered bond purchase programme 2||EUR 12.8 billion||-||-|
|Covered bond purchase programme 3||EUR 20.9 billion||EUR 3.1 billion||-|
|Asset-backed securities purchase programme||EUR 0.6 billion||EUR 0.2 billion||-|
|Securities Markets Programme||EUR 143.9 billion||-||-|
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 30.5 billion to EUR 177.8 billion.