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Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 23 October 2020

27 October 2020

In the week ending 23 October 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 0.6 billion to EUR 305.3 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 415.7 billion to EUR 1,635.9 billion, owing mainly to a shift from the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) to the current accounts (liability item 2.1).

Base money (liability items 1, 2.1 and 2.2) increased by EUR 39 billion to EUR 4,752.2 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 23 October 2020

Weekly change – purchases

Weekly change – redemptions

Covered bond purchase programme 1

EUR 0.5 billion



Securities Markets Programme

EUR 31.2 billion


-EUR 1.5 billion

Covered bond purchase programme 2

EUR 2.8 billion



Covered bond purchase programme 3

EUR 287.4 billion

+EUR 1.6 billion

-EUR 0.9 billion

Asset-backed securities purchase programme

EUR 29.2 billion

+EUR 0.2 billion

-EUR 0.4 billion

Public sector purchase programme

EUR 2,309.8 billion

+EUR 7.6 billion

-EUR 0.8 billion

Corporate sector purchase programme

EUR 241.5 billion

+EUR 2.7 billion

-EUR 0.4 billion

Pandemic emergency purchase programme

EUR 616.9 billion

+EUR 18.2 billion

-EUR 1.9 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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