Statement of Liabilities and Assets

At close of business on Wednesday, 4 December 2019
$ million
Liabilities Movement since
Assets Movement since
Capital And Reserve Bank Reserve Fund 14,159 - Gold and foreign
86,834 3,488
Australian notes on issue 82,538 218 Australian dollar investments[2] 86,439 -1,433
Exchange Settlement balances 29,047 588 Other assets (including clearing items) 2,174 347
Deposits (excluding Exchange Settlement balances) 27,958 3,583      
Other liabilities 21,745 -1,987      
Total 175,447 2,402 Total 175,447 2,402
Summary historical data on the Bank's liabilities and assets are available in statistical table A1 – Liabilities and Assets – Summary on the Reserve Bank's web site. The Bank's liabilities and assets data are also provided on a more disaggregated basis in statistical table A1 – Liabilities and Assets – Detailed; this data is provided on a lagged basis of up to 4 months.


Gold and foreign exchange
Changes in this item reflect transactions of the following kinds:
a. the Bank's transactions in foreign exchange and foreign securities (including under repurchase agreements);
b. earnings on foreign currency investments; and
c. changes in the valuation of foreign currency and gold, and changes in the market prices of the Bank's holdings of foreign currency securities.
In the week to 4 December the rise mainly reflects item (a).

Australian dollar investments
Movements in this item reflect:
a. the Bank's transactions in securities (including under repurchase agreements) with the private sector;
b. earnings on securities and changes in valuation.
In the week to 4 December the fall mainly reflects item (a).