This will be the last press release for euro money market statistics. The underlying Money Market Statistical Reporting (MMSR) dataset will continue to be updated in accordance with the ECB statistical calendar and is available in the ECB’s Statistical Data Warehouse (SDW) as before.
- 113 new data series covering the spot and forward OIS markets available as of today in the Statistical Data Warehouse (SDW)
- Daily average borrowing turnover in the unsecured segment increased from €131 billion in the fifth maintenance period of 2022 to €177 billion in the sixth maintenance period of 2022
- Weighted average overnight rate on borrowing transactions in the unsecured segment increased from -0.06% to 0.65% for the wholesale sector and increased from -0.03% to 0.68% for the interbank sector
- Daily average borrowing turnover in the secured segment decreased from €421 billion to €410 billion, with a weighted average overnight rate of 0.23%
New data on the OIS market
The European Central Bank (ECB) has today published, for the first time, statistics on the overnight index swap (OIS) segment of the euro money market. The new statistics complement data on the unsecured and secured money market segments, which have been published regularly since November 2017 and January 2019 respectively. By publishing these figures, the ECB aims to further enhance market transparency and therefore improve money market functioning. The data series include information on the OIS spot and forward markets about the total and daily average nominal amount and the weighted average rate. For spot transactions, the series are broken down by maturity bucket (i.e. by groups of transactions with the same or a very similar maturity) and aggregated by maintenance period. For forward-traded transactions, four different quarterly series are published: (1) transactions related to the ECB maintenance period calendar aggregated by future maintenance period, (2) transactions associated with two subsequent International Monetary Market dates aggregated in terms of quarters for transactions with a three-month maturity, (3) transactions classified in the 12-month to 24-month maturity bucket (also known as 1-year-1-year forwards), and (4) the total notional amount of all forward-dated OIS transactions. These data are collected from 47 Euro Area banks under the Money Market Statistical Reporting Regulation. Please see below for a detailed overview on the new series.
In the sixth maintenance period of 2022, which started on 14 September 2022 and ended on 1 November 2022, the borrowing turnover in the unsecured segment averaged €177 billion per day. The total borrowing turnover for the period as a whole was €6,179 billion. Borrowing from credit institutions, i.e. on the interbank market, represented a turnover of €842 billion, i.e. 14% of the total borrowing turnover. Lending to credit institutions amounted to €193 billion. Overnight borrowing transactions represented 74% of the total borrowing nominal amount. The weighted average overnight rate for borrowing transactions over the last maintenance period was 0.68% for the interbank sector and 0.65% for the wholesale sector, compared with -0.03% and -0.06% respectively in the previous maintenance period.
In the sixth maintenance period of 2022, the borrowing turnover in the secured segment averaged €410 billion per day, while the total borrowing turnover for the period as a whole was €14,362 billion. Cash lending represented a turnover of €11,825 billion and the daily average amounted to €338 billion. Most of the turnover was concentrated in tenors ranging from overnight to up to one week, with overnight transactions representing around 26% and 22% of the total nominal amount on borrowing and lending side respectively. The weighted average overnight rate for borrowing and lending transactions was, respectively, 0.23% and 0.34% for the wholesale sector, compared with -0.44% and -0.46% in the previous maintenance period. In the sixth maintenance period of 2022, the weighted average rate for spot/next borrowing transactions ranged from 0.53% for operations based on collateral issued in Spain to 0.23% for operations based on collateral issued in Germany.
Two large groups of transactions can be distinguished in the OIS market: spot transactions and forward transactions. In the sixth maintenance period of 2022, the total turnover in the OIS segment including novations was €4,288 billion, of which 48% corresponded to the spot market and 42% to the forward market. The remaining activity (10%) corresponded to novations, which usually occur when a transaction is cleared with a central counterparty between the two original transactors.
Most of the total turnover of €2,039 billion in spot trading (66%) was concentrated in the intermediate maturities (i.e. ranging from the one-month bucket up to and including the 12-month bucket); 9% of the turnover was spread over longer maturities (i.e. two years and above). Maturities of under one month were traded much less (close to 1%). The remaining 24% of activity corresponded to transactions with tailored maturities that cannot be classified in any standard maturity bucket and are therefore labelled “Other”.
Most of the total turnover of €1,818 billion in forward transactions (58%) was concentrated in transactions that have both their start and end dates tied to the Eurosystem’s reserve maintenance periods (MP-dated trades), while forward transactions that have start and end dates matching International Monetary Market futures dates (IMM-dated trades) made up 17% of the market. Around 1% of forward market activity corresponded to transactions that start 12 months after the trade date and mature 12 months thereafter (FD 12M24M, or 1y-1y) and the remaining 25% corresponded to swaps that do not fall into any of the aforesaid categories.
In the sixth maintenance period of 2022, the weighted average rate for spot OIS transactions in the three-month maturity bucket was 1.33% for the wholesale sector, compared with 0.46% in the previous maintenance period. The weighted average rate for spot transactions ranged from 0.98% for the one-month maturity bucket to 2.63% for the five-year maturity bucket.