Highlights for Eurozone
- Securities (Monetary Policy Purposes) decreased by €6.7bn (minus 0.1%, Δ 1 week) to a total of €4,952bn
- Largest decrease in 31 weeks (in €)
Highlights for Germany
- Securities (Monetary Policy Purposes) increased by €0.5bn (0.0%, Δ 1 week) to a total of €1,078bn
What are we looking at?
Securities are an asset in a central bank’s balance sheet. Charts on this page cover volume development, growth, and seasonality of Securities held by the ECB and Deutsche Bundesbank. The data is updated on a weekly basis.
Why are we looking at it?
Central banks buy bond securities as part of Quantitative Easing to reduce long term interest rates and encourage bank lending. The development of securities is therefore an indicator of central banks’ quantitative easing activity.
Last ECB data per 05.08.2022 and last Bundesbank data per 05.08.2022.