Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 8 March 2019

12 March 2019

In the week ending 8 March 2019 gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) increased by EUR 1 million owing to the purchase of gold coin by two Eurosystem central banks.

The net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) rose by EUR 0.3 billion to EUR 276.2 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) increased by EUR 8.5 billion to EUR 96.6 billion.

Base money (liability items 1, 2.1 and 2.2) rose by EUR 24.7 billion to EUR 3,258.2 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 8 March 2019

Weekly change – purchases

Weekly change – redemptions

Covered bond purchase programme 1

EUR 4.2 billion



Covered bond purchase programme 2

EUR 4.0 billion



Covered bond purchase programme 3

EUR 262.6 billion

+EUR 0.5 billion


Asset-backed securities purchase programme

EUR 26.1 billion

+EUR 0.0 billion


Corporate sector purchase programme

EUR 178.3 billion

+EUR 0.1 billion

-EUR 0.0 billion

Public sector purchase programme

EUR 2,105.3 billion

+EUR 2.8 billion


Securities Markets Programme

EUR 62.7 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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