Source: European Central Bank
6 October 2020
In the fifth maintenance period of 2020, which started on 22 July 2020 and ended on 15 September 2020, the borrowing turnover in the unsecured segment averaged €132 billion per day. The total borrowing turnover for the period as a whole was €5,289 billion. Borrowing from credit institutions, i.e. on the interbank market, represented a turnover of €365 billion, i.e. 7% of the total borrowing turnover, and lending to credit institutions amounted to €433 billion. Overnight borrowing transactions represented 58% of the total borrowing nominal amount. The weighted average overnight rate for borrowing transactions was -0.55% for the interbank sector and -0.53% for the wholesale sector, compared with -0.55% and -0.52% respectively in the previous maintenance period.
In the fifth maintenance period of 2020, the borrowing turnover in the secured segment averaged €349 billion per day, while the total borrowing turnover for the period as a whole was €13,974 billion. Cash lending represented a turnover of €11,397 billion and the daily average amounted to €285 billion. Most of the turnover was concentrated in tenors ranging from overnight to up to one week, with overnight transactions representing around 25% of the total nominal amount on both the borrowing and lending side. The weighted average overnight rate for borrowing and lending transactions was, respectively, -0.53% and -0.50% for the wholesale sector, compared with -0.53% and -0.48% in the previous maintenance period.
Euro money market statistics
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- The money market statistics are available in the ECB’s Statistical Data Warehouse.
- The Eurosystem collects transaction-by-transaction information from the 48 largest euro area banks in terms of banks’ total main balance sheet assets, broken down by their borrowing from and lending to other counterparties. Unsecured transactions include all trades concluded via deposits, call accounts or short-term securities with financial corporations (except central banks where the transaction is not for investment purposes), general government as well as with non-financial corporations classified as “wholesale” under the Basel III LCR framework. Secured transactions cover all fixed-term and open-basis repurchase agreements and transactions entered into under those agreements, including tri-party repo transactions, denominated in euro with a maturity of up to one year, between the reporting agent and financial corporations (except central banks where the transaction is not for investment purposes), general government as well as non-financial corporations classified as wholesale under the Basel III liquidity coverage ratio framework. As of the first maintenance period of 2019, the wholesale sector covers all counterparties in the sectors listed above. More information on the methodology applied, including the list of reporting agents, is available in the statistics section of the ECB’s website.
- The weighted average rate is calculated as the arithmetic mean of the rates weighted by the respective nominal amount over the maintenance period on all days on which TARGET2, the Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross settlement Express Transfer system, is open.
- Borrowing refers to transactions in which the reporting bank receives euro-denominated funds, irrespective of whether the transaction was initiated by the reporting bank or its counterpart.
- Lending refers to transactions in which the reporting bank provides euro-denominated funds, irrespective of whether the transaction was initiated by the reporting bank or its counterpart.
- The tenors O/N, T/N, S/N, 1W, 3M, 6M and 12M refer to, respectively, overnight, tomorrow/next, spot/next, one week, three months, six months and twelve months.
- The missing values for tenors in some of the reserve maintenance periods may be due to confidentiality requirements.
- In addition to the developments in the latest maintenance period, this press release incorporates minor revisions to the data for previous periods.
- Data are published 15 working days after the end of each maintenance period. The release calendar and the indicative calendars for the Eurosystem’s reserve maintenance periods are available on the ECB’s website.
- The next press release on euro money market statistics will be published on 24 November 2020.