Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 30 November 2018

4 December 2018

In the week ending 30 November 2018 gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) increased by EUR 1 million owing to the net purchase of gold coin by one Eurosystem central bank.

The net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) increased by EUR 0.6 billion to EUR 270.5 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 25.5 billion to EUR 78.5 billion.

Base money (liability items 1, 2.1 and 2.2) increased by EUR 31.3 billion to EUR 3,210.6 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 30 November 2018

Weekly change – purchases

Weekly change – redemptions

Covered bond purchase programme 1

EUR 4.3 billion



Covered bond purchase programme 2

EUR 4.0 billion



Covered bond purchase programme 3

EUR 262.2 billion

+EUR 0.5 billion

-EUR 0.7 billion

Asset-backed securities purchase programme

EUR 27.8 billion

+EUR 0.6 billion

-EUR 0.3 billion

Corporate sector purchase programme

EUR 176.9 billion

+EUR 0.8 billion

-EUR 0.2 billion

Public sector purchase programme

EUR 2,095.6 billion

+EUR 3.4 billion

-EUR 3.2 billion

Securities Markets Programme

EUR 73.0 billion



Revisions to some items in the statement published on 23 November 2018

On account of revisions to some assets and liabilities, it has been necessary to update the consolidated weekly financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 23 November 2018 (published on 27 November 2018). The following table provides an overview of the items affected:

Liability items

Revised amount

Published amount

3 Other liabilities to euro area credit institutions denominated in euro

EUR 6,877 million

EUR 6,754 million

6 Liabilities to non-euro area residents denominated in euro

EUR 291,548 million

EUR 291,671 million

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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