In the week ending 28 May 2021 gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) decreased by EUR 101 million owing to the sale of gold by one Eurosystem national central bank for the purpose of producing a commemorative coin.
The net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) increased by EUR 0.5 billion to EUR 310.8 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 20.4 billion to EUR 1,346.8 billion, mainly owing to the change in the level of the deposit facility (liability item 2.2).
Base money (liability items 1, 2.1 and 2.2) decreased by EUR 14.8 billion to EUR 5,732.1 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 28 May 2021||Weekly change – purchases||Weekly change – redemptions|
|Covered bond purchase programme 1||EUR 0.4 billion||–||-EUR 0.0 billion|
|Securities Markets Programme||EUR 17.1 billion||–||–|
|Covered bond purchase programme 2||EUR 2.4 billion||–||-EUR 0.0 billion|
|Covered bond purchase programme 3||EUR 290.0 billion||+EUR 0.7 billion||-EUR 2.0 billion|
|Asset-backed securities purchase programme||EUR 28.5 billion||+EUR 0.2 billion||-EUR 0.1 billion|
|Public sector purchase programme||EUR 2,406.8 billion||+EUR 5.5 billion||-EUR 8.9 billion|
|Corporate sector purchase programme||EUR 276.5 billion||+EUR 0.2 billion||-EUR 0.3 billion|
|Pandemic emergency purchase programme||EUR 1,094.8 billion||+EUR 25.0 billion||-EUR 5.0 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).