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Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 20 March 2020

24 March 2020

In the week ending 20 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 102.5 billion to EUR 403.2 billion mainly due to liquidity-providing operations.

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 192.1 billion to EUR 525.7 billion.

Base money (liability items 1, 2.1 and 2.2) increased by EUR 48.5 billion to EUR 3,218.1 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 20 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 273.1 billion

+EUR 1.5 billion

-EUR 0.2 billion

Asset-backed securities purchase programme

EUR 30.5 billion

+EUR 1.2 billion

-EUR 0.3 billion

Corporate sector purchase programme

EUR 200.2 billion

+EUR 2.7 billion

-EUR 0.6 billion

Public sector purchase programme

EUR 2,148.6 billion

+EUR 14.1 billion

-EUR 1.1 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).


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