Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 30 August 2019


In the week ending 30 August 2019 gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) increased by EUR 1 million owing to gold transactions by two Eurosystem central banks.

The net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) rose by EUR 0.9 billion to EUR 289 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 17 billion to EUR 140.9 billion.

Base money (liability items 1, 2.1 and 2.2) increased by EUR 37.9 billion to EUR 3,123.9 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 30 August 2019 Weekly change – purchases Weekly change – redemptions
Covered bond purchase programme 1 EUR 2.8 billion
Covered bond purchase programme 2 EUR 3.4 billion
Covered bond purchase programme 3 EUR 261.1 billion +EUR 0.2 billion -EUR 0.2 billion
Asset-backed securities purchase programme EUR 25.8 billion +EUR 0.0 billion -EUR 0.2 billion
Corporate sector purchase programme EUR 177.4 billion +EUR 0.0 billion
Public sector purchase programme EUR 2,088.8 billion +EUR 1.0 billion -EUR 0.3 billion
Securities Markets Programme EUR 54.9 billion

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