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Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 24 September 2021

28 September 2021

In the week ending 24 September 2021 the net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) increased by EUR 0.4 billion to EUR 313.9 billion on account of customer and portfolio transactions.

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 106.9 billion to EUR 1,523.1 billion, mainly owing to the change in the level of the deposit facility (liability item 2.2).

Claims on non-euro area residents denominated in euro (asset item 4) increased by EUR 1.9 billion to EUR 13.7 billion, mainly owing to Eurosystem operations providing euro liquidity to non-euro area central banks (further details can be found on the ECB’s website under “Central bank liquidity lines”).

Base money (liability items 1, 2.1 and 2.2) decreased by EUR 46.8 billion to EUR 5,978.3 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 24 September 2021

Weekly change – purchases

Weekly change – redemptions

Covered bond purchase programme 1

EUR 0.4 billion



Securities Markets Programme

EUR 6.5 billion



Covered bond purchase programme 2

EUR 2.4 billion



Covered bond purchase programme 3

EUR 297.2 billion

+EUR 0.9 billion

-EUR 0.2 billion

Asset-backed securities purchase programme

EUR 26.0 billion

+EUR 0.0 billion

-EUR 0.7 billion

Public sector purchase programme

EUR 2,453.4 billion

+EUR 8.0 billion

-EUR 2.3 billion

Corporate sector purchase programme

EUR 296.8 billion

+EUR 0.4 billion

-EUR 0.1 billion

Pandemic emergency purchase programme

EUR 1,396.0 billion

+EUR 20.9 billion

-EUR 0.5 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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