The Central Bank’s (BDL’s) balance sheet ended the year with a 0.54% year-on-year (y-o-y) uptick in its total assets which stood at $141.36B by the end of 2019. In details, BDL foreign assets account (constituting 26.37% of total assets) recorded a yearly decline by 6.04% to reach $37.27B by December 2019. Meanwhile, BDL’s Securities portfolio (26.88% of total assets) added 23.21% year-to-date (YTD) to settle at $37.99B by December 2019. In their turn, Loans to the local financial sector (10.57% of total assets) witnessed a drop by 55.55% to $14.94B by December 2019. As for Gold assets (9.86% of total assets), they recorded a yearly increase of 18.43% YTD, to stand at $13.94B.
On the liabilities side, Financial Sector Deposits (79.24% of BDL’s total liabilities) yearly lost 6.48% to settle at $112B in Q4 2019 while Public sector deposits (3.85% of total liabilities) rose by 8.24% year on year to stand at $5.44B over the same period.
BDL Total and Foreign Assets by December