The Central Bank’s (BDL’s) balance sheet posted a 12.32% year-to-date (y-t-d) uptick in its total assets which stood at $132.83B. The rise came on the back of a 3.76% y-t-d increase in Foreign assets (32.8% of total assets) to $43.56B by August 2018. Similarly, Loans to the local financial sector (19.8% of total) more than doubled, to reach $26.26B by August 2018, up from $12.73B in December 2017. Meanwhile, BDL’s Securities portfolio (21.6% of total assets) and Gold reserves (8.4% of total) both retreated by 2.07% and 6.99% y-t-d to $28.66B and $11.13B, respectively, over the same period.
As for BDL’s liabilities, Financial sector deposits (83.2% of total liabilities) added 13.42% since year-start to stand at $110.57B by Aug.2018. In their turn, Public sector deposits (4.8% of the total) increased by 8.61% y-t-d to $6.41B over the same period.
BDL’s Total Assets in August (in $ billions)
Source : BDL