Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 11 March 2016
Items not related to monetary policy operations
In the week ending 11 March 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) decreased by EUR 0.5 billion to EUR 268.5 billion.
US dollar liquidity operations
|Value date||Type of transaction||Maturing amount||New amount|
|10 March 2016||7-day US dollar liquidity-providing reverse transaction||USD 85 million||USD 74 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 1.0 billion to EUR 350.5 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) increased by EUR 0.5 billion to EUR 1,066.1 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) increased by EUR 5.6 billion to EUR 108.4 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 15.8 billion to EUR 255.3 billion. On Wednesday, 9 March 2016, a main refinancing operation (asset item 5.1) of EUR 61.3 billion matured and a new one of EUR 60.8 billion, with a maturity of one week, was settled.
Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was virtually nil (unchanged from last week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 262.2 billion (compared with EUR 246.8 billion in the preceding week).
The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) increased by EUR 14.2 billion to EUR 951.0 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 11 March 2016||Difference compared with 4 March 2016 – purchases||Difference compared with 4 March 2016 – redemptions|
|Covered bond purchase programme 1||EUR 19.6 billion||-||-EUR 0.2 billion|
|Covered bond purchase programme 2||EUR 8.9 billion||-||-|
|Covered bond purchase programme 3||EUR 161.6 billion||+EUR 1.7 billion||-|
|Asset-backed securities purchase programme||EUR 19.1 billion||+EUR 0.2 billion||-|
|Public sector purchase programme||EUR 620.5 billion||+EUR 12.5 billion||-|
|Securities Markets Programme||EUR 121.3 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 8.2 billion to EUR 556.2 billion.
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