Chartered banks: Total foreign currency assets and liabilities (formerly C9)

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Typically published within the third week of the month.

Monthly Series

Month-end, Millions of dollarsCANSIM2020‑112020‑122021‑012021‑022021‑03
Call loansV371582,3562,5152,7573,0943,198
Other loansV371591,577,7961,598,771 R1,565,3411,565,0901,556,132
Deposits with banksV37161308,014373,291326,653384,926405,203
Other assetsV3716223,09292,933 R374,933255,51514,627
TotalV371572,880,6283,061,508 R3,231,2083,146,3872,893,519
Demand and noticeV530066761,212,1661,216,078 R1,229,3601,230,4171,249,844
Fixed termV371711,098,4891,190,1291,114,5491,131,9621,100,832
TotalV371682,310,6552,406,207 R2,343,9092,362,3792,350,676
Of which: Deposits of banksV37164125,363147,239118,258128,534138,148
Of which: Other depositsV371652,185,2922,258,968 R2,225,6512,233,8452,212,528
Other liabilitiesV37166576,242673,002 R858,669780,493553,186
TotalV371632,886,8983,079,209 R3,202,5793,142,8722,903,862
Net foreign assetsV37167-6,270-17,700 R28,6293,515-10,343


Source: Bank of Canada, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)

Data cover total foreign currency assets and liabilities of the chartered banks, whether booked in Canada or abroad. The figures include all gold transactions. Published data are available from January 1954.

Users are referred to the notes to the tables in the December 1982 issue of the Review and in earlier issues for a description of the impact on the data of the 1967 Bank Act revisions.

Assets do not include bank premises abroad. Call loans include day, call, and short loans to investment dealers and stockbrokers in foreign currencies. Other assets include gold coin and bullion, foreign notes and coin, and foreign currency items in transit (float). The last item is frequently a net liability.