Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 6 September 2019

10 September 2019

In the week ending 6 September 2019 gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) increased by EUR 1 million owing to gold transactions 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) decreased by EUR 1.3 billion to EUR 287.7 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) fell by EUR 27.5 billion to EUR 113.4 billion.

Base money (liability items 1, 2.1 and 2.2) increased by EUR 44.6 billion to EUR 3,168.5 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 6 September 2019

Weekly change – purchases

Weekly change – redemptions

Covered bond purchase programme 1

EUR 2.8 billion



Covered bond purchase programme 2

EUR 3.4 billion



Covered bond purchase programme 3

EUR 261.7 billion

+EUR 0.7 billion


Asset-backed securities purchase programme

EUR 25.9 billion

+EUR 0.1 billion


Corporate sector purchase programme

EUR 177.3 billion

+EUR 0.3 billion

-EUR 0.4 billion

Public sector purchase programme

EUR 2,089.5 billion

+EUR 2.9 billion

-EUR 2.3 billion

Securities Markets Programme

EUR 52.0 billion


-EUR 2.9 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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