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 dollarsCANSIM2021‑112021‑122022‑012022‑022022‑03
Call loansV371583,8823,9193,8113,9103,756
Other loansV371591,666,3111,729,8121,636,7601,665,4661,704,129
Deposits with banksV37161440,575454,841371,713398,761403,534
Other assetsV37162800,052355,133484,804 R205,483-65,350
TotalV371574,004,1983,678,1933,600,780 R3,363,6383,108,964
Demand and noticeV530066761,368,2161,340,2461,335,8211,323,1801,307,706
Fixed termV371711,246,3851,332,2621,274,441 R1,288,1891,336,002
TotalV371682,614,6012,672,5082,610,262 R2,611,3692,643,708
Of which: Deposits of banksV37164140,944155,636130,218 R140,582157,627
Of which: Other depositsV371652,473,6572,516,8722,480,0442,470,7872,486,081
Other liabilitiesV371661,429,209 R1,047,463 R1,025,960790,417509,830
TotalV371634,043,809 R3,719,971 R3,636,222 R3,401,7863,153,538
Net foreign assetsV37167-39,611 R-41,778 R-35,442 R-38,148-44,574


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.