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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 2019-04-14 01:50:03
Euro area 1 EZB BE DE EE IE GR ES FR IT CY LV LT LU MT NL AT PT SI SK FI
1. Official reserve assets and other foreign currency assets (approximate market value)                                          
1.1. Offical reserve assets 741,134.619 70,445.8566 24,073 178,088 838.738 4,628.4 6,517 63,746 148,720 137,723 835 3,926 4,752 834.675 873.9 34,398 20,880 24,504 857.79 5,146.3 9,434
1.1.1. Monetary gold 400,798.2195 18,769.8772 8,456 125,302 9.542 223.88 4,209 10,471 90,584 91,171 517 247 217 83.323 6.37 22,862 10,412 14,223.652 118.218 1,178.4 1,823
1.1.1.1. Gold bullion in EUR 393,885.4365 14,721.9032 . 125,302 9.542 . . 9,810.512 90,455 . 517 247 217 83.323 0 22,862 . 13,482.69 0 1,178.4 1,823
1.1.1.1.1. Gold bullion in fine troy ounces 340.564 12.729 . 108.34 0.008 . . 8.482 78.21 . 0.447 0.213 0.187 0.072 0 19.691 . 11.658 0 1.019 1.58
1.1.1.2. Unallocated gold accounts 6,912.783 4,047.974 . 0 0 . . 660.729 129 . 0 0 0 0 6.37 0 . 740.962 118.218 0 0
1.1.1.2.1. Unallocated gold accounts in fine troy ounces 5.977 3.5 . 0 0 . . 0.571 0.111 . 0 0 0 0 0.006 0 . 0.641 0.102 0 0
1.1.2. SDR holdings 52,751.4496 706.7476 4,814 14,629 30.444 806.86 11 3,414 10,083 6,872 62 149 170 307.397 107.96 5,839 2,079 666.01 246.031 371 1,387
1.1.3. Reserve position in the IMF 22,257.667 0 1,209 5,561 52.616 998.39 708 2,040 4,144 3,066 137 0 35 280.793 35.37 1,761 802 576.73 124.768 213 513
1.1.4. Other reserve assets 265,327.2828 50,969.2318 9,594 32,596 746.137 2,599.27 1,589 47,821 43,909 36,615 118 3,529 4,332 163.162 724.2 3,936 7,586 9,037.61 368.774 3,383.9 5,711
1.1.4.1. Currency and deposits 39,900.5424 9,240.5854 . 5,530 19.895 . . 6,545 1,858 . 4 58 1,517 8.731 4.29 213 . 5,454.29 63.181 12.3 774
1.1.4.1.1. Claims on other non-euro area central banks, the IMF and the BIS 31,750.303 8,327.058 . 3,524 10.414 . . 5,000 215 . 0 15 1,516 8.731 2.78 128 . 5,420.41 0.67 12.2 774
1.1.4.1.2. Claims on entities (banks) 8,150.2394 913.5274 . 2,006 9.481 . . 1,545 1,643 . 4 43 1 0 1.51 85 . 33.88 62.511 0.1 0
1.1.4.1.2.1. Banks headquartered in the reporting country or currency area 245.83 0 . 0 0 . . 1 125 . 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 33.83 0 0 0
1.1.4.1.2.2. Banks headquartered outside the reporting country or currency area 7,904.4094 913.5274 . 2,006 9.481 . . 1,543 1,518 . 4 43 1 0 1.51 85 . 0.05 62.511 0.1 0
1.1.4.2. Securities 219,765.14 38,978.174 . 27,066 732.074 . . 40,977 40,663 . 114 3,471 2,815 154.431 722.92 3,862 . 3,597.19 305.593 3,371.6 4,930
1.1.4.2.1. Debt securities 218,107.492 38,978.174 . 27,066 587.544 . . 40,977 40,663 . 114 3,333 2,357 154.431 699.03 3,862 . 3,314.15 295.404 3,263.6 4,930
1.1.4.2.1.1. Short-term 41,260.2487 10,539.1497 . 5,088 13.379 . . 2,726 9,540 . 0 99 0 0 0 1,270 . 2,622.78 0 0 0
1.1.4.2.1.2. Long-term 176,847.2434 28,439.0244 . 21,978 574.164 . . 38,251 31,123 . 114 3,234 2,357 154.431 699.03 2,592 . 691.37 295.404 3,263.6 4,930
1.1.4.2.2. Equity and investment fund shares 1,657.648 0 . 0 144.53 . . 0 0 . 0 138 458 0 23.89 0 . 283.04 10.188 108 0
1.1.4.3. Financial derivatives (net) -103.3312 3.4408 -43 0 -5.832 -0.05 0 119 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3.01 -139 -21 -13.88 0 0 0
1.1.4.4. Other claims 5,764.9316 2,747.0316 442 0 0 96.9 0 180 1,388 904 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
1.1.4.4.1. Loans to non-banks 5,668.0316 2,747.0316 . 0 0 . . 180 1,388 . 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 0 0 0 7
1.2. Other foreign currency assets (not included in reserve assets) 20,070.5396 1,074.5276 355 33 59.322 0 423 2,648 8,137 1,877 23 341 0 634.624 104.66 1,698 831 258 21.206 1,051.2 502
1.2.1. Securities 7,251.9013 0.1753 . 0 57.978 . . 1,015 2,554 . 10 376 26 0 80.89 0 . 201.18 16.478 1,049.2 326
1.2.2. Deposits 12,979.7746 1,062.3626 . 33 1.209 . . 1,609 5,588 . 14 0 0 634.624 25.06 1,841 . 56.82 6.699 0 154
1.2.2.1. Banks headquartered in the reporting country or currency area 10,943.0381 1,124.6261 . 33 1.209 . . 1,160 5,588 . 14 0 0 634.624 25.06 1,841 . 56.82 6.699 0 153
1.2.2.2. Banks headquartered outside the reporting country or currency area 2,036.7365 -62.2635 . 0 0 . . 448 0 . 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 0 0 0 1
1.2.3. Loans 17 0 . 0 0 . . 0 0 . 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 0 0 0 0
1.2.4. Financial derivatives (net) -203.1364 11.9896 . 0 0.135 . . 24 -5 . 0 -38 -27 0 -1.29 -143 . 0 -1.971 2 0
2. Predetermined short-term net drains on foreign currency assets                                          
2.1. Foreign currency loans, securities and deposits -1,179.096 0 . 0 0 . . 3 0 . -15 0 0 -613.116 -278.98 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) -17,213.329 30.687 . -33 -668.784 . . 0 0 . 0 -3,011 -3,020 0 -532.29 -5,241 . -1,127.84 -153.093 0 -148
2.3. Other (flows related to repos and reverse repos, trade credits and other accounts payable/receivable) -18,712.3525 -0.0775 . -91 -8.955 . . 0 -135 . 0 -809 -355 0 0.54 0 . -4,436.06 -20.8 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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