Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 27 February 2015
Items not related to monetary policy operations
In the week ending 27 February 2015 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 0.7 billion to EUR 246.4 billion, on account of customer and portfolio transactions.
During the week, the Eurosystem did not conduct 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 1.2 billion to EUR 377.4 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) increased by EUR 2.0 billion to EUR 1,007.0 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) decreased by EUR 18.1 billion to EUR 52.4 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 8.9 billion to EUR 451.6 billion. On Wednesday, 25 February 2015, a main refinancing operation of EUR 122.1 billion matured and a new one of EUR 165.4 billion, with a maturity of seven days, was settled.
During the week, EUR 8.9 billion of a longer-term refinancing operation was repaid before maturity. In addition, longer-term refinancing operations of EUR 101.4 billion matured and a new one of EUR 54.0 billion was settled.
Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was EUR 0.3 billion (compared with EUR 1.2 billion in the preceding week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 37.1 billion (compared with EUR 42.0 billion in the preceding week).
The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) increased by EUR 2.7 billion to EUR 234.2 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 27 February 2015||Difference compared with 20 February 2015 – purchases||Difference compared with 20 February 2015 – redemptions|
|Covered bond purchase programme 1||EUR 26.6 billion||-||EUR 0.3 billion|
|Covered bond purchase programme 2||EUR 12.0 billion||-||-|
|Covered bond purchase programme 3||EUR 51.2 billion||EUR 2.5 billion||-|
|Asset-backed securities purchase programme||EUR 3.5 billion||EUR 0.5 billion||-|
|Securities Markets Programme||EUR 140.9 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) increased by EUR 5.6 billion to EUR 235.0 billion.