According to the central bank’s (BDL) balance sheet, total assets dropped by 3.72% since year-start, to end the month of September 2019 at $135.37B. In details, despite the $1.7B rise in BDL foreign assets account witnessed during July, the later (constituting 28.45% of total assets) recorded a year to date decline by 2.90% ($764M) to reach $37.51B by September 2019. Meanwhile, BDL’s Securities portfolio (24.97% of total assets) added 9.63% year-to-date (YTD) to settle at $33.80B by September 2019. In their turn, Loans to the local financial sector (11.13% of total assets) witnessed a drop by 55.17% to $15.07B by September 2019. As for Gold assets (10.13% of total assets), they recorded an increase of 16.56% YTD, to stand at $13.72B, noting the price of gold jumped from $1,282.7 per ounce end December 2018 to $1,519.8 per ounce by august 2019.
On the liabilities side, Financial Sector Deposits (81.57% of BDL’s total liabilities) lost 7.81% YTD to settle at $110.42B in September 2019 while Public sector deposits (2.87% of total liabilities) decreased by 22.72% YTD to stand at $3.88B over the same period.
Annual Total Assets at BDL in September ($B)