The Central Bank’s (BDL’s) balance sheet posted a 19.05% year-to-date (y-t-d) increase in its total assets which stood at $140.78B by the end of November 2018.
In details, BDL’s foreign assets (constituting 29.04% of total assets) recorded a 2.64% y-t-d downtick to settle at $40.88B over the same period. While the Securities portfolio (constituting 21.88 % of total assets) grew by 5.25% to reach $30.81B in November 2018. In their turn, Loans to the local financial sector (22.73% of total assets) more than doubled, rising from $12.73B in November 2017 to $32B in November 2018.
Meanwhile, Gold reserves (grasping 8.01% of total) retreated by 5.73% y-t-d to $11.28B noting that the average gold prices decreased by 6.22 % y-t-d to reach $1,223.30 per ounce in November 30, 2018.
On the liabilities side, Financial Sector Deposits (84.48% of BDL’s total liabilities) increased by 22% y-t-d to reach $118.93B in November 2018. Meanwhile, Public sector deposits (3.01% of the total) witnessed a decrease of 28.17% y-t-d to stand at $4.24B in November 2018
Yearly levels of BDL’s Total Assets in November ($B)