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Euro Area External Transactions and Positions
Chart (EUR billions) 2021May 2021Jun 2021Jul 2021Aug
Current account balance 6.5 24.0 30.2   . 
Direct investment balance 6.6 -70.9 40.7   . 
Portfolio investment balance 71.7 104.3 -22.6   . 
Reserve assets (end of period position) 885.4 869.0 888.5 1,009.4


Effective Exchange Rate of the Euro EER-42
Chart (index 99Q1 = 100) 2021May 2021Jun 2021Jul 2021Aug
Nominal effective exchange rate 122.3 121.5 120.8 120.4
Real effective exchange rate (CPI deflated) 95.2 94.5 94.2 93.9


Selected supervisory indicators
Chart (EUR billions unless otherwise stated) 2020Q2 2020Q3 2020Q4 2021Q1