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Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 13 November 2020

17 November 2020

In the week ending 13 November 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 0.6 billion to EUR 305 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) fell by EUR 30.2 billion to EUR 1,283.5 billion, owing mainly to a shift from the current accounts (liability item 2.1) to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2).

Base money (liability items 1, 2.1 and 2.2) increased by EUR 14.8 billion to EUR 4,867.9 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 November 2020

Weekly change – purchases

Weekly change – redemptions

Covered bond purchase programme 1

EUR 0.5 billion

-

-

Securities Markets Programme

EUR 28.6 billion

-

-

Covered bond purchase programme 2

EUR 2.8 billion

-

-

Covered bond purchase programme 3

EUR 286.4 billion

+EUR 0.9 billion

-EUR 0.7 billion

Asset-backed securities purchase programme

EUR 29.7 billion

+EUR 0.2 billion

-EUR 0.0 billion

Public sector purchase programme

EUR 2,320.3 billion

+EUR 8.4 billion

-EUR 0.2 billion

Corporate sector purchase programme

EUR 246.1 billion

+EUR 1.7 billion

-EUR 0.7 billion

Pandemic emergency purchase programme

EUR 661.7 billion

+EUR 22.5 billion

-EUR 2.4 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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