The Central Bank’s (BDL’s) balance sheet posted an 18.81% y-o-y (year on year) increase in its total assets, to $145.29B by February 2019.
BDL’s foreign assets (grasping 26.76% of total assets) fell by 10.33% over the same period to stand at $38.88B in the second month of 2019. In their turn, securities portfolio (21.36% of total assets) also decreased by 2.74% compared to Feb 2018 to reach $31.03B. However, Loans to the local financial sector (25.39% of total), more than doubled, to $36.88B over the same period.
Following the same trend, the central bank’s gold reserves (constituting 8.42% of total assets) rose by 0.50%, to $12.23B in February 2019.
On the liabilities side, financial sector deposits (85.67% of total liabilities) rose by 24.25% y-o-y (year on year) to $124.47B.As for, public sector deposits (2.86% of the total), they went down by 40.12% over the same period to reach $4.16B in February 2019.
Total Assets at BDL in February (in $B)