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 dollarsCANSIM2020‑082020‑092020‑102020‑112020‑12
Call loansV371582,6372,7102,3742,3562,515
Other loansV371591,573,7671,612,2731,575,9291,577,7961,598,853
Deposits with banksV37161295,488274,289270,631308,014373,291
Other assetsV37162173,090564,555733,83123,09294,172
Demand and noticeV530066761,153,7191,177,2401,197,9041,212,1661,216,069
Fixed termV371711,125,7141,117,8371,063,8721,098,4891,190,129
Of which: Deposits of banksV37164132,999134,423125,739125,363147,239
Of which: Other depositsV371652,146,4342,160,6542,136,0372,185,2922,258,959
Other liabilitiesV37166663,9821,104,5361,239,103576,242672,971
Net foreign assetsV37167-285-6,66513,546-6,270-16,340


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.