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Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 20 May 2022
24 May 2022
In the week ending 20 May 2022 the decrease of EUR 135 million in gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) reflected mainly the sale of gold by one Eurosystem central bank for the purpose of issuing commemorative gold coins.
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 330.4 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) decreased by EUR 31.4 billion to EUR 1,517.7 billion. This was due primarily to the change in the level of the deposit facility (liability item 2.2).
Base money (liability items 1, 2.1 and 2.2) fell by EUR 50.2 billion to EUR 6,267.7 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 May 2022
Weekly change – purchases
Weekly change – redemptions
Covered bond purchase programme 1
EUR 0.0 billion
Securities Markets Programme
EUR 3.3 billion
Covered bond purchase programme 2
EUR 0.8 billion
Covered bond purchase programme 3
EUR 299.1 billion
+EUR 1.2 billion
Asset-backed securities purchase programme
EUR 27.0 billion
+EUR 0.3 billion
-EUR 0.2 billion
Public sector purchase programme
EUR 2,581.1 billion
+EUR 9.8 billion
-EUR 1.1 billion
Corporate sector purchase programme
EUR 339.9 billion
+EUR 1.9 billion
-EUR 0.2 billion
Pandemic emergency purchase programme
EUR 1,698.2 billion
+EUR 4.3 billion
-EUR 7.2 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).