In the week ending 17 September 2021 the net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) increased by EUR 0.9 billion to EUR 313.6 billion on account of customer and portfolio transactions.
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) rose by EUR 241.8 billion to EUR 1,630 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 42.4 billion to EUR 6,025 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 17 September 2021||Weekly change – purchases||Weekly change – redemptions|
|Covered bond purchase programme 1||EUR 0.4 billion||–||–|
|Securities Markets Programme||EUR 6.5 billion||–||–|
|Covered bond purchase programme 2||EUR 2.4 billion||–||–|
|Covered bond purchase programme 3||EUR 296.5 billion||+EUR 1.4 billion||-EUR 0.4 billion|
|Asset-backed securities purchase programme||EUR 26.7 billion||+EUR 0.2 billion||-EUR 0.1 billion|
|Public sector purchase programme||EUR 2,447.6 billion||+EUR 8.9 billion||-EUR 8.7 billion|
|Corporate sector purchase programme||EUR 296.5 billion||+EUR 1.9 billion||-EUR 0.8 billion|
|Pandemic emergency purchase programme||EUR 1,375.6 billion||+EUR 21.2 billion||-EUR 2.0 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).