In the week ending 25 March 2022 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 328 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 176.7 billion to EUR 1,434.9 billion. This was due primarily to the change in the level of the deposit facility (liability item 2.2).
Claims on non-euro area residents denominated in euro (asset item 4) rose by EUR 1.8 billion to EUR 12.4 billion, mainly owing to Eurosystem operations providing euro liquidity to non-euro area central banks (further details can be found on the ECB’s website under “Central bank liquidity lines”).
Base money (liability items 1, 2.1 and 2.2) increased by EUR 26 billion to EUR 6,174.5 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 25 March 2022||Weekly change – purchases||Weekly change – redemptions|
|Covered bond purchase programme 1||EUR 0.0 billion||–||–|
|Securities Markets Programme||EUR 3.3 billion||–||–|
|Covered bond purchase programme 2||EUR 0.9 billion||–||-EUR 0.2 billion|
|Covered bond purchase programme 3||EUR 296.3 billion||+EUR 1.0 billion||-EUR 0.4 billion|
|Asset-backed securities purchase programme||EUR 27.2 billion||+EUR 0.6 billion||-EUR 0.3 billion|
|Public sector purchase programme||EUR 2,530.2 billion||+EUR 6.3 billion||-EUR 0.9 billion|
|Corporate sector purchase programme||EUR 328.7 billion||+EUR 1.5 billion||–|
|Pandemic emergency purchase programme||EUR 1,697.1 billion||+EUR 8.6 billion||-EUR 5.5 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).