Statement of Liabilities and Assets

At close of business on Wednesday, 15 May 2019
$ million
Liabilities Movement since
Assets Movement since
Capital And Reserve Bank Reserve Fund 14,159 - Gold and foreign
86,033 3,360
Australian notes on issue 79,870 -208 Australian dollar investments[2] 83,146 -927
Exchange Settlement balances 27,894 -1,030 Other assets (including clearing items) 1,948 -108
Deposits (excluding Exchange Settlement balances) 26,588 -141      
Other liabilities 22,616 3,704      
Total 171,127 2,325 Total 171,127 2,325
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 15 May 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 15 May the fall mainly reflects item (a).