In the week ending 23 August 2019 gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) increased by EUR 2 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) decreased by EUR 0.1 billion to EUR 288.2 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) increased by EUR 4.5 billion to EUR 157.9 billion.
Base money (liability items 1, 2.1 and 2.2) decreased by EUR 33.7 billion to EUR 3,086 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 23 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 261.0 billion||+EUR 0.1 billion||–|
|Asset-backed securities purchase programme||EUR 26.0 billion||+EUR 0.0 billion||-EUR 0.2 billion|
|Corporate sector purchase programme||EUR 177.4 billion||+EUR 0.1 billion||–|
|Public sector purchase programme||EUR 2,088.2 billion||+EUR 1.0 billion||-EUR 0.3 billion|
|Securities Markets Programme||EUR 54.9 billion||–||–|