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Official reserve assets, other foreign currency assets and related short-term liabilities

Official reserve assets, other foreign currency assets and related short-term liabilities

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The reserve assets of the euro area consist of the Eurosystem’s reserve assets, i.e. the ECB’s reserve assets and the reserve assets held by the NCBs of the participating Member States. Reserve assets are (i) under the effective control of the ECB or the NCBs of the participating Member States; and (ii) highly liquid, marketable and creditworthy foreign currency-denominated claims on non-residents of the euro area, in addition to monetary gold, SDRs and IMF reserve positions. This definition expressly excludes foreign-currency claims on residents of the euro area, and euro-denominated claims on non-residents of the euro area from being considered reserve assets either at the national or at the euro area level.

The official reserve assets (gross) are therefore supplemented with information on other foreign currency assets, and on predetermined short-term net drains on the gross reserve assets. Further information under Statistical treatment of the Eurosystem's international reserves.

Last update 2018-11-21 10:23:25
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1. Official reserve assets and other foreign currency assets (approximate market value)                                          
1.1. Offical reserve assets 696,846.1007 66,368.5603 22,981 168,272 655.909 4,105.47 6,520 60,777 141,278 128,590 765 3,873 3,905 806.698 847.02 32,168 20,241 20,755.43 805.559 4,236.1 8,901
1.1.1. Monetary gold 372,038.3888 17,423.4544 7,849 116,314 8.853 197.85 3,903 9,720 84,051 84,631 480 229 201 77.743 3.34 21,186 9,665 13,203.262 109.724 1,093.8 1,693
1.1.1.1. Gold bullion in EUR 365,650.4688 13,665.8544 . 116,314 8.853 . . 9,106.773 83,958 . 480 229 201 77.743 0 21,186 . 12,515.452 0 1,093.8 1,693
1.1.1.1.1. Gold bullion in fine troy ounces 340.583 12.729 . 108.34 0.008 . . 8.482 78.234 . 0.447 0.213 0.187 0.072 0 19.691 . 11.657 0 1.019 1.58
1.1.1.2. Unallocated gold accounts 6,387.92 3,757.6 . 0 0 . . 613.333 93 . 0 0 0 0 3.34 0 . 687.81 109.724 0 0
1.1.1.2.1. Unallocated gold accounts in fine troy ounces 5.95 3.5 . 0 0 . . 0.571 0.087 . 0 0 0 0 0.003 0 . 0.641 0.102 0 0
1.1.2. SDR holdings 51,623.9147 695.2797 4,749 14,440 30.125 798.8 6 3,405 9,884 6,712 61 147 167 302.721 106.48 5,496 1,988 656.8 241.709 366 1,371
1.1.3. Reserve position in the IMF 21,149.382 0 1,145 5,259 42.224 973.48 700 1,867 3,999 2,885 142 0 16 261.245 27.59 1,691 743 569.56 117.483 197.8 513
1.1.4. Other reserve assets 252,034.4151 48,249.8261 9,238 32,258 574.707 2,135.34 1,911 45,786 43,344 34,362 82 3,497 3,520 164.989 709.61 3,795 7,845 6,325.8 336.643 2,578.5 5,325
1.1.4.1. Currency and deposits 41,243.4392 8,899.2972 . 7,081 21.079 . . 7,163 457 . 3 40 840 25.288 3.75 314 . 5,435.57 1.165 12 728
1.1.4.1.1. Claims on other non-euro area central banks, the IMF and the BIS 32,009.1654 7,019.9014 . 3,484 10.318 . . 5,516 259 . 1 9 839 25.288 0.46 168 . 5,325.8 0.458 11.9 728
1.1.4.1.2. Claims on entities (banks) 9,234.2738 1,879.3958 . 3,597 10.761 . . 1,647 198 . 2 31 1 0 3.29 146 . 109.77 0.707 0.1 0
1.1.4.1.2.1. Banks headquartered in the reporting country or currency area 1,808.14 0 . 1,590 0 . . 1 108 . 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 0.14 0 0 0
1.1.4.1.2.2. Banks headquartered outside the reporting country or currency area 7,426.1338 1,879.3958 . 2,006 10.761 . . 1,646 90 . 2 31 1 0 3.29 146 . 109.64 0.707 0.1 0
1.1.4.2. Securities 206,617.3797 38,342.0457 . 25,177 557.837 . . 38,225 41,441 . 79 3,456 2,680 139.7 718.94 3,522 . 876.59 337.557 2,566.5 4,593
1.1.4.2.1. Debt securities 205,405.0547 38,342.0457 . 25,177 416.582 . . 38,225 41,441 . 79 3,456 2,414 139.7 696.54 3,522 . 609.91 337.557 2,521.5 4,593
1.1.4.2.1.1. Short-term 36,612.9589 12,341.2689 . 1,012 0 . . 3,149 10,781 . 0 135 0 0 0 863 . 0 0 0 0
1.1.4.2.1.2. Long-term 168,792.0957 26,000.7767 . 24,165 416.582 . . 35,075 30,660 . 79 3,321 2,414 139.7 696.54 2,659 . 609.91 337.557 2,521.5 4,593
1.1.4.2.2. Equity and investment fund shares 1,212.325 0 . 0 141.255 . . 0 0 . 0 0 267 0 22.4 0 . 266.67 0 45 0
1.1.4.3. Financial derivatives (net) 162.5375 15.2645 -68 0 -4.209 0 0 238 0 0 0 0 0 0 -13.08 -41 28 13.64 -2.078 0 -4
1.1.4.4. Other claims 4,011.0588 993.2188 443 0 0 1.84 0 159 1,446 961 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
1.1.4.4.1. Loans to non-banks 4,009.2188 993.2188 . 0 0 . . 159 1,446 . 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 0 0 0 7
1.2. Other foreign currency assets (not included in reserve assets) 20,126.5031 2,489.6301 415 42 58.079 0 343 2,383 8,747 1,584 22 289 51 709.489 92.97 1,138 665 155.69 20.145 373.5 549
1.2.1. Securities 6,066.9151 0.1741 . 0 55.536 . . 1,153 1,954 . 11 344 65 0 64.69 0 . 155.68 17.335 371.5 491
1.2.2. Deposits 14,106.2092 2,453.1232 . 42 2.412 . . 1,151 6,804 . 11 13 0 709.489 29.05 1,221 . 0.01 3.125 0 36
1.2.2.1. Banks headquartered in the reporting country or currency area 12,658.4635 2,382.3775 . 42 2.412 . . 1,149 6,804 . 11 13 0 709.489 29.05 1,221 . 0.01 3.125 0 36
1.2.2.2. Banks headquartered outside the reporting country or currency area 1,447.7457 70.7457 . 0 0 . . 2 0 . 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 0 0 0 0
1.2.3. Loans 15 0 . 0 0 . . 0 0 . 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 0 0 0 0
1.2.4. Financial derivatives (net) -84.6212 36.3328 . 0 0.131 . . 80 -11 . 0 -69 -15 0 -0.77 -83 . 0 -0.315 2 -1
2. Predetermined short-term net drains on foreign currency assets                                          
2.1. Foreign currency loans, securities and deposits 390.12 0 . 0 0 . . 1,642 0 . -11 0 0 -695.491 -266.39 0 . 0 0 0 0
2.2. Aggregate short and long positions in forwards and futures in foreign currencies vis-à-vis the domestic currency (including the forward leg of currency swaps) -14,444.761 7.117 . -42 -520.284 . . 0 0 . 0 -3,741 -2,477 0 -498.96 -4,099 . 58.44 -177.063 0 -375
2.3. Other (flows related to repos and reverse repos, trade credits and other accounts payable/receivable) -19,236.1127 -0.1057 . -149 -8.856 . . 0 -1,189 . 0 0 -289 0 0.15 0 . -4,502.52 -3.781 0 0
(EUR millions)
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Euro area data cover the EU Member States that had adopted the euro at the time to which the statistics relate. Greek data are included in euro area aggregates as of January 2001, Slovenian data as of January 2007, Cypriot and Maltese data as of January 2008, Slovakian data as of January 2009, Estonian data as of January 2011, Latvian data as of January 2014 and Lithuanian data are included as of January 2015.

These figures do not fully add up to the total euro area international reserves owing to differences in gold valuation by euro area countries.

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