Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 13 March 2020
17 March 2020
In the week ending 13 March 2020 the net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) increased by EUR 2.9 billion to EUR 300.7 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) decreased by EUR 35 billion to EUR 333.6 billion.
Base money (liability items 1, 2.1 and 2.2) fell by EUR 20.9 billion to EUR 3,169.6 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 13 March 2020
Weekly change – purchases
Weekly change – redemptions
Covered bond purchase programme 1
EUR 1.1 billion
Covered bond purchase programme 2
EUR 2.9 billion
Covered bond purchase programme 3
EUR 271.8 billion
+EUR 1.2 billion
-EUR 0.2 billion
Asset-backed securities purchase programme
EUR 29.5 billion
+EUR 0.9 billion
-EUR 0.0 billion
Corporate sector purchase programme
EUR 198.1 billion
+EUR 2.3 billion
-EUR 0.4 billion
Public sector purchase programme
EUR 2,135.6 billion
+EUR 6.4 billion
-EUR 4.8 billion
Securities Markets Programme
EUR 41.0 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).