Statement of Liabilities and Assets

At close of business on Wednesday, 21 October 2020
$ million
Liabilities Movement since
Assets Movement since
Capital And Reserve Bank Reserve Fund 14,159 - Gold and foreign
63,767 1,361
Australian notes on issue 96,104 358 Australian dollar investments[2] 228,962 -6,010
Exchange Settlement balances 62,343 -9,220 Other assets (including clearing items) 2,223 278
Deposits (excluding Exchange Settlement balances) 103,242 2,989      
Other liabilities 19,104 1,502      
Total 294,952 -4,371 Total 294,952 -4,371
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 21 October the rise mainly reflects item (c).

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 21 October the fall mainly reflects item (a).