Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 22 November 2019

26 November 2019

In the week ending 22 November 2019 gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) increased by EUR 1 million owing to transactions in gold 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 0.5 billion to EUR 299.7 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) rose by EUR 1.3 billion to EUR 435 billion.

Base money (liability items 1, 2.1 and 2.2) decreased by EUR 27.7 billion to EUR 3,144.5 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 22 November 2019

Weekly change – purchases

Weekly change – redemptions

Covered bond purchase programme 1

EUR 2.3 billion


-EUR 0.1 billion

Covered bond purchase programme 2

EUR 2.9 billion


-EUR 0.0 billion

Covered bond purchase programme 3

EUR 263.4 billion

+EUR 1.1 billion

-EUR 0.8 billion

Asset-backed securities purchase programme

EUR 27.4 billion

+EUR 0.3 billion

-EUR 0.7 billion

Corporate sector purchase programme

EUR 181.9 billion

+EUR 0.9 billion

-EUR 0.1 billion

Public sector purchase programme

EUR 2,096.1 billion

+EUR 6.2 billion

-EUR 0.2 billion

Securities Markets Programme

EUR 47.8 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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