Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 3 May 2019


In the week ending 3 May 2019 the net decrease of EUR 15 million in gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) reflected the sale of gold by one Eurosystem 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 0.1 billion to EUR 287.5 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 23.4 billion to EUR 90.6 billion.

Base money (liability items 1, 2.1 and 2.2) increased by EUR 48.5 billion to EUR 3,266.5 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 3 May 2019 Weekly change – purchases Weekly change – redemptions
Covered bond purchase programme 1 EUR 3.2 billion -EUR 0.0 billion
Covered bond purchase programme 2 EUR 3.5 billion -EUR 0.0 billion
Covered bond purchase programme 3 EUR 261.1 billion +EUR 0.3 billion -EUR 0.7 billion
Asset-backed securities purchase programme EUR 26.2 billion +EUR 0.1 billion -EUR 0.1 billion
Corporate sector purchase programme EUR 177.7 billion +EUR 0.1 billion
Public sector purchase programme EUR 2,090.3 billion +EUR 3.6 billion -EUR 12.0 billion
Securities Markets Programme EUR 62.8 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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