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Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 20 March 2015

24 March 2015

Items not related to monetary policy operations

In the week ending 20 March 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) decreased by EUR 2.6 billion to EUR 247 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) remained virtually unchanged at EUR 374.6 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) increased by EUR 0.1 billion to EUR 1,010.9 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) rose by EUR 11.4 billion to EUR 67.2 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 0.1 billion to EUR 420 billion. On Wednesday, 18 March 2015, a main refinancing operation of EUR 141.8 billion matured and a new one of EUR 142.4 billion, with a maturity of seven days, was settled.

Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was EUR 0.2 billion (compared with EUR 0.5 billion in the preceding week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 45.7 billion (compared with EUR 45.2 billion in the preceding week).

The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) increased by EUR 19.5 billion to EUR 268.8 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 20 March 2015 Difference compared with 13 March 2015 – purchases Difference compared with 13 March 2015 – sales Difference compared with 13 March 2015 – redemptions
Covered bond purchase programme 1 EUR 26.1 billion - - -
Covered bond purchase programme 2 EUR 11.5 billion - EUR 0.1 billion EUR 0.3 billion
Covered bond purchase programme 3 EUR 60.0 billion EUR 3.1 billion - -
Asset-backed securities purchase programme EUR 4.0 billion EUR 0.3 billion - -
Public sector purchase programme EUR 26.3 billion EUR 16.6 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 6.9 billion to EUR 229.6 billion.

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