10 July 2012 - Consolidated
financial statement of
the Eurosystem as at 6
Items not related to monetary policy operations
In the week ending 6 July 2012 gold
and gold receivables (asset
item 1) remained unchanged.
The net position of
the Eurosystem in foreign
currency (asset items 2
and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) increased by EUR 1.7 billion to EUR 244.7 billion on account of customer and
portfolio transactions and US dollar liquidity-providing
operations (see below).
US dollar liquidity operations
Type of transaction
5 July 2012
7-day US dollar liquidity-providing
USD 2.6 billion
USD 4.3 billion
The liquidity-providing transactions were
conducted by the Eurosystem
in connection with the temporary reciprocal currency arrangement (swap line) that
the European Central Bank has with
the Federal Reserve System.
The holdings by the
Eurosystem of marketable
securities other than those held
for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.2) decreased by EUR 0.8 billion to EUR 320.5 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) increased by
EUR 3.8 billion to EUR 897.5 billion. Liabilities
to general government
(liability item 5.1) fell
by EUR 11.4 billion to EUR 134.9 billion.
Items related to monetary
The Eurosystem’s net lending
to credit institutions (asset
item 5 minus liability items 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and
4) decreased by EUR 37.2 billion to EUR 234.7
billion. On Wednesday, 4 July 2012, a main refinancing operation of EUR 180.4 billion matured
and a new one of EUR 163.7 billion was settled. On the same day, fixed-term deposits in an amount of
EUR 210.5 billion matured and new deposits were collected in the same amount, with a maturity of one week.
During the week longer-term refinancing operations amounting to EUR
1.5 billion were repaid before maturity.
Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was EUR 1.3 billion (compared with EUR 0.7 billion in the previous
week), while recourse to the deposit
item 2.2) was EUR 795.2 billion (compared with EUR 772.9 billion
in the preceding week).
The holdings by the
Eurosystem of securities
held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) increased by
EUR 0.2 billion to EUR 281.3 billion. This increase
was due to the purchases settled under the second covered bond purchase
programme. Therefore, in the week
ending 6 July 2012 the value of accumulated
purchases under the
Securities Markets Programme amounted
to EUR 211.3 billion, while the values of the
portfolios held under the
first and second covered bond purchase
programmes totalled EUR 55.9 billion and EUR 14
billion respectively. All three
portfolios are accounted for on a held-to-maturity basis.
of euro area credit institutions
As a result of all transactions, the current
account position of credit
institutions with the Eurosystem
(liability item 2.1) decreased
by EUR 24.9 billion to EUR 91.8 billion.
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