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

View or download the latest monthly data. For metadata and background information, see the notes.

Typically published within the third week of the month.

Monthly series

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Month-end, Millions of dollarsCANSIM2023‑052023‑062023‑072023‑082023‑09
Call loansV371583,0632,5112,6252,7302,884
Other loansV371592,132,3562,088,5572,039,4512,116,5212,114,354
Deposits with banksV37161364,075350,162351,582352,890341,501
Other assetsV37162745,694120,89274,5071,167,9911,243,479
Demand and noticeV530066761,273,3081,221,6691,226,2301,255,3801,247,437
Fixed termV371711,708,2521,729,5871,695,7341,727,7481,720,790
Of which: Deposits of banksV37164203,716214,938193,750192,764194,164
Of which: Other depositsV371652,777,8442,736,3182,728,2142,790,3642,774,063
Other liabilitiesV371661,535,824912,057821,1091,969,8892,058,756
Net foreign assetsV37167-96,815-102,502-96,793-88,796-91,929


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.