Federal Reserve banks earned $81.4 billion in 2013

Just short of $80 billion were remitted to the US Treasury


The Federal Reserve System earned $81.4 billion in 2013, of which it remitted $79.6 billion to the US Treasury, according to the Fed's annual financial statement released on Friday.

Total assets at the end of 2013 stood at $4 trillion, an increase of $1.1 trillion from 2012. Holdings of US Treasury securities meanwhile increased by $550 billion, and federal agency and government sponsored enterprise mortgage-backed securities (GSE MBS) holdings increased by $583.5 billion.

GSE debt securities

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