The Central Bank’s (BDL’s) balance sheet posted a 0.88%% month-on-month (m-o-m) downtick in its Total assets, which totaled $122.3B in February 2018.
BDL’s Foreign assets (grasping 35.5% of total assets) rose by a marginal 0.96% monthly uptick, to stand at $43.4B in the second month of 2018. In their turn, Securities portfolio (26.1% of total assets) added 3.5% compared to January 2018 to reach $31.9B over the same period. Similarly, Loans to the local financial sector (12.3% of total) increased by 4.19% m-o-m, to $15.0B over the same period.
However, the central banks’ Gold reserves (constituting 10% of total assets) contracted by 1.8% m-o-m, to $12.2B in February 2018.
On the liabilities side, Financial sector deposits (82.9% of total liabilities) shrank by 1.8% m-o-m to $100.2B, while Public sector deposits (5.7% of the total) added 8.8% m-o-m to $6.9B in February 2018.
Total Assets at BDL in February (in $B)