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Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 29 January 2016

2 February 2016

Items not related to monetary policy operations

In the week ending 29 January 2016 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 0.1 billion to EUR 270.7 billion.

US dollar liquidity operations

Value date Type of transaction Maturing amount New amount
28 January 2016  7-day US dollar liquidity-providing reverse transaction USD 102 million USD 90 million

The above liquidity-providing transactions were conducted by the Eurosystem 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 1.6 billion to EUR 353.8 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) increased by EUR 1.1 billion to EUR 1,062.6 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) decreased by EUR 9.5 billion to EUR 107.9 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 15 billion to EUR 312.1 billion. On Wednesday, 27 January 2016, a main refinancing operation (asset item 5.1) of EUR 65.2 billion matured and a new one of EUR 69 billion, with a maturity of one week, was settled.

During the week, a longer-term refinancing operation (asset item 5.2) of EUR 18.1 billion matured and a new one of EUR 13.6 billion was settled.

Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was EUR 0.1 billion (compared with virtually nil in the preceding week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 221.8 billion (compared with EUR 207.4 billion in the preceding week).

The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) increased by EUR 17.7 billion to EUR 864.4 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 29 January 2016 Difference compared with 22 January 2016 – purchases Difference compared with 22 January 2016 – redemptions
Covered bond purchase programme 1 EUR 19.8 billion - -EUR 0.3 billion
Covered bond purchase programme 2 EUR 9.3 billion - -
Covered bond purchase programme 3 EUR 150.5 billion +EUR 2 billion -EUR 0.3 billion
Asset-backed securities purchase programme EUR 17.6 billion +EUR 1.8 billion -
Public sector purchase programme EUR 544.2 billion +EUR 14.5 billion -
Securities Markets Programme EUR 123.0 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 556.5 billion.


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