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Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 18 September 2020

22 September 2020

In the week ending 18 September 2020 the net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) decreased by EUR 0.2 billion to EUR 314.6 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 171.3 billion to EUR 1,267.9 billion.

Base money (liability items 1, 2.1 and 2.2) decreased by EUR 62.3 billion to EUR 4,446.6 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 18 September 2020

Weekly change – purchases

Weekly change – redemptions

Covered bond purchase programme 1

EUR 0.5 billion



Securities Markets Programme

EUR 32.6 billion



Covered bond purchase programme 2

EUR 2.8 billion



Covered bond purchase programme 3

EUR 286.0 billion

+EUR 1.5 billion

-EUR 0.8 billion

Asset-backed securities purchase programme

EUR 29.5 billion

+EUR 0.1 billion

-EUR 0.2 billion

Public sector purchase programme

EUR 2,285.9 billion

+EUR 9.7 billion

-EUR 3.6 billion

Corporate sector purchase programme

EUR 233.1 billion

+EUR 2.4 billion

-EUR 0.4 billion

Pandemic emergency purchase programme

EUR 542.7 billion

+EUR 16.8 billion

-EUR 0.7 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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