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Euro Area External Transactions and Positions
Chart (EUR billions) 2022Feb 2022Mar 2022Apr 2022May
Current account balance 6.5 8.7 -5.4   . 
Direct investment balance 47.5 -3.0 33.6   . 
Portfolio investment balance -21.6 -51.0 3.8   . 
Reserve assets (end of period position) 1,092.0 1,102.8 1,144.2 1,108.2


Effective Exchange Rate of the Euro EER-42
Chart (index 99Q1 = 100) 2022Feb 2022Mar 2022Apr 2022May
Nominal effective exchange rate 118.9 118.4 116.4 116.2
Real effective exchange rate (CPI deflated) 92.7 92.8 90.4 89.9


Selected supervisory indicators
Chart (EUR billions unless otherwise stated) 2021Q1 2021Q2 2021Q3 2021Q4