Reserve Bank of Australia Balance Sheet

At close of business on Wednesday, 21 February 2024
$ million
Liabilities and Equity Movement Assets Movement
Australian notes on issue 101,331 -226 Gold and foreign exchange[1] 99,299 -582
Exchange Settlement balances 352,293 -12,432 Australian dollar investments[2] 432,031 532
Deposits (excluding Exchange Settlement balances) 77,951 12,763 Other assets (including clearing items) 2,863 356
Other liabilities 19,481 -238      
Other reserves and current year earnings[3] -16,903 439      
Capital and Reserve Bank Reserve Fund 40 -      
Total 534,193 306 Total 534,193 306
The Bank's liabilities and assets data are provided on a more disaggregated basis in statistical table A1 – RBA Balance Sheet.

Footnotes

Gold and foreign exchange
Movements in this item reflect:
a. the Bank's transactions in gold and foreign exchange (including under swaps) and foreign securities;
b. earnings and changes in the valuation of gold and foreign currency investments, including changes in the market prices of the Bank's holdings of foreign currency securities.
In the week to 21 February the fall mainly reflects item (b).
[1]

Australian dollar investments
Movements in this item reflect:
a. the Bank's transactions in securities;
b. earnings and changes in the valuation of the Bank's Australian dollar investments.
In the week to 21 February the rise mainly reflects item (b).
[2]

Other reserves and current year earnings
This item includes unallocated earnings, accounting reserves and accumulated gains or losses on the Bank's assets from movements in domestic and foreign yields, and exchange rates. The treatment of earnings at year-end is subject to distribution of profits as determined in section 30 of the Reserve Bank Act.
[3]