Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 31 August 2018

4 September 2018

In the week ending 31 August 2018 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) remained virtually unchanged at EUR 264.3 billion.

As a result of the Eurosystem’s open market operations and standing facilities, net lending to credit institutions (asset item 5 minus liability items 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and 4) decreased by EUR 6.7 billion to EUR 72.1 billion.

Base money (liability items 1, 2.1 and 2.2) increased by EUR 48.1 billion to EUR 3,217.1 billion.

The table below provides the detailed breakdown of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) into the different portfolios. All portfolios are accounted for at amortised cost.

Monetary policy securities portfolios

Reported value as at 31 August 2018

Weekly change – purchases

Weekly change – redemptions

Covered bond purchase programme 1

EUR 4.5 billion

-

-

Covered bond purchase programme 2

EUR 4.0 billion

-

-

Covered bond purchase programme 3

EUR 257.1 billion

+EUR 0.5 billion

-EUR 0.5 billion

Asset-backed securities purchase programme

EUR 27.2 billion

+EUR 0.0 billion

-EUR 0.3 billion

Corporate sector purchase programme

EUR 166.5 billion

+EUR 0.5 billion

-EUR 0.0 billion

Public sector purchase programme

EUR 2,059.2 billion

+EUR 4.4 billion

-

Securities Markets Programme

EUR 74.3 billion

-

-

The content and format of the weekly financial statement are set out in Annexes IV to VI of Guideline (EU) 2016/2249 of the European Central Bank of 3 November 2016 on the legal framework for accounting and financial reporting in the European System of Central Banks (ECB/2016/34).

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