This report collects the weekly average amount outstanding of deposits denominated in foreign (non-U.S.) currencies, held at U.S. offices of depository institutions that are included in the Report of Transaction Accounts, Other Deposits and Vault Cash (FR 2900). Deposits are reported in U.S. dollars.
Purpose: The data are used to net foreign currency-denominated deposits from the FR 2900 data in order to exclude them from measures of the monetary aggregates.
The report was implemented in January 1990 to measure these deposits so that they could be excluded from the Report of Transaction Accounts, Other Deposits and Vault Cash (FR 2900) data when constructing the monetary aggregates. Weekly FR 2900 respondents filed the FR 2915 monthly, and quarterly FR 2900 respondents filed the FR 2915 quarterly. Beginning in March 1995 the frequency for all respondents was changed to quarterly.
The panel consists of all FR 2900 weekly and quarterly respondents that offer foreign currency-denominated deposits at their U.S. offices. Participation is required.
Respondents file the report for the week beginning on the third Tuesday of the given month and ending the following Monday each March, June, September, and December.
Aggregate data are available to the public upon request.