According to the central bank’s (BDL) balance sheet, total assets dropped by 2.76% since year-start, to end the month of October 2019 at $136.72B. In details, BDL foreign assets account (constituting 27.74% of total assets) recorded a year to date decline by 4.37% to reach $37.93B by October 2019. Meanwhile, BDL’s Securities portfolio (25.06% of total assets) added 11.12% year-to-date (YTD) to settle at $34.26B by October 2019. In their turn, Loans to the local financial sector (11.97% of total assets) witnessed a drop by 55.37% to $15B by October 2019. As for Gold assets (10.16% of total assets), they recorded an increase of 18.05% YTD, to stand at $13.89B, noting that the average price of gold increased from $1,270.45 per ounce by October 2018 to $1,376.97 per ounce by October 2019.
On the liabilities side, Financial Sector Deposits (81.42% of BDL’s total liabilities) lost 7.07% YTD to settle at $111.31B in October 2019 while Public sector deposits (2.50% of total liabilities) decreased by 32.04% YTD to stand at $3.41B over the same period.
Annual Total Assets at BDL in October ($B)