Economy Measure Code Measure Currency Code Amount (Local) Amount (USD) Source Details
Australia 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities AUD 50,000,000,000 31,089,999,979 RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2020/mr-20-13.html (accessed on 14 May 2020); RBA. https://www.rba.gov.au/covid-19/ (accessed 3 June 2020).

April, The RBA has announced yield targeting on 3-year government bonds at 0.25% through purchases of government bonds in the secondary market. On May 5, RBA has purchased AUD50 billion of Australia Government securities (AGS) and semis in the secondary market. May 5 and June 2, the RBA announced that it will maintain the current policy setting.

Austria 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities EUR
Belgium 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities EUR
Canada 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities CAD 184,263,000,000 132,064,504,569 Bank of Canada. https://www.bankofcanada.ca/rates/banking-and-financial-statistics/bank-of-canada-assets-and-liabilities-weekly-formerly-b2/ (accessed 10 June 2020).

Government of Canada Bond Purchase Program (GBPP): Purchases will begin with a minimum of CAD5 billion per week across the yield curve. The program will be adjusted as conditions warrant but will continue until the economic recovery is well underway. As of June 24 ,T-bill holdings have increased by CAD99.41 billion, while goverrnment bond holdings have increased by CAD83.573 billion [update]; June 3, Bank of Canada began purchasing Government of Canada Real Return Bonds; as of June 24, the purchased amount is CAD1.28 billion. [update]

Denmark 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities DKK
Finland 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities EUR
France 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities EUR
Germany 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities EUR
Ireland 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities EUR
Italy 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities EUR
Japan 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities JPY IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 6 May 2020); BOJ. https://www.boj.or.jp/en/announcements/release_2020/k200427a.pdf (accessed 1 May 2020).

No amount/estimate: The BOJ will purchase a necessary amount of JGBs without setting an upper limit so that 10-year JGB yields will remain at around 0%.

Luxembourg 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities EUR
Netherlands 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities EUR
New Zealand 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities NZD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 5 June 2020); RBNZ. https://www.rbnz.govt.nz/news/2020/05/term-lending-facility-details-outlined-to-promote-business-lending (accessed on 12 May 2020); RBNZ. https://www.rbnz.govt.nz/covid-19 (accessed 08 May 2020); RBNZ. https://www.rbnz.govt.nz/news/2020/05/large-scale-asset-purchases-expanded (accessed 14 May 2020).

April, The RBNZ has been implementing LSAP to purchase government bonds in the secondary market up to NZD30 billion across a range of maturities. On May 13, The Monetary Policy Committee has agreed to significantly expand the LSAP programme to NZD60 billion (See amount in Measure 10 notes: No breakdown).

Norway 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities NOK
Portugal 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities EUR
Spain 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities EUR
Sweden 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities SEK 25,500,000,000 2,592,688,618 Riksbank. https://bit.ly/3hEVzYq (accessed 13 April 2020); Riksbank. https://bit.ly/3dpwPAk (accessed 2 May 2020); Riksbank. https://bit.ly/30VEZOa (accessed 21 May 2020).

(i) March 16, SEK300 billion Riksbank increase of purchases of securities in 2020 (including government and municipal bonds, covered bonds and securities issued by non-financial corporations); (ii) Apri 27, Riksbank will, between 1 May and 30 September 2020, purchase nominal Swedish government bonds for a nominal amount totalling SEK18 billion in addition to the previously decided purchases of government bonds during the period July 2019–December 2020; (iii) Until 30 September 2020, the Riksbank is offering to purchase government bonds for SEK25.5 billion, in addition to the previously decided purchases of government bonds. As of June 19, total government bond purchases amounted to SEK24 billion [update].

Switzerland 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities CHF/CHE/CHW
Turkey 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities TRY
United Kingdom 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities GBP 300,000,000,000 371,430,681,818 OECD. http://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/ (accessed 19 April 2020); Bank of England. https://bit.ly/3emqNkY (accessed 12 June 2020); Bank of England. https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/markets/market-notices/2020/asset-purchase-facility-gilt-purchases-june-2020 (accessed 22 June 2020).

March 19, Increase BoE's holdings of UKG government and corporate bonds by GBP200 billion to a total of GBP645 billion, financed by central bank reserves. June 17, Current gilt purchases stood at GBP596.989 billion [update]. June 18, The Bank of England announced an increase in the stock of purchases of UK government bonds, financed by central bank reserves, by an additional GBP100 billion, to take the total stock of asset purchases to GBP745 billion [update].

United States 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities USD 1,723,816,000,000 1,723,816,000,000 IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 16 April 2020). Federal Reserve. https://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h41/current/ (accessed 26 June 2020).

(i) No amount/estimate: March 15, The Federal Reserve restarted quantitative easing with the purchase of Treasuries; (ii) June 24, The Federal Reserve currently owns USD4.197 trillion in US Treasuries, which is an increase of USD1.723816 trillion over the USD2.474060 trillion it owned at the end of February; the total increased is composed of an additional USD45.5 billion in T-bills, an additional USD1.534 trillion in T-notes and T-bonds, and an additional USD144.47 billion in inflation indexed securities. [update]