Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 13 September 2019


In the week ending 13 September 2019 gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) increased by EUR 5 million owing to transactions in gold 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) increased by EUR 0.3 billion to EUR 288 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 24.2 billion to EUR 137.7 billion.

Base money (liability items 1, 2.1 and 2.2) decreased by EUR 23.1 billion to EUR 3,145.4 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 September 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 262.5 billion +EUR 0.8 billion
Asset-backed securities purchase programme EUR 25.9 billion +EUR 0.0 billion -EUR 0.0 billion
Corporate sector purchase programme EUR 176.9 billion +EUR 0.2 billion -EUR 0.5 billion
Public sector purchase programme EUR 2,087.5 billion +EUR 2.4 billion -EUR 4.4 billion
Securities Markets Programme EUR 52.0 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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