Hedging instruments

Currency hedges

The following tables analyze the notional amount of currency hedges by maturity and the carrying amount of these instruments in the balance sheet, corresponding to their fair value, at December 31, 2020:


For each currency, the notional amount corresponds to the euro equivalent of the amount of currency sold or purchased forward. The fair value corresponds to the difference between the amount of currency sold (purchased) in the foreign currency and the amount of currency purchased (sold) in the exchanged currency (applying the closing rate).

All the currency instruments listed above are used for hedging purposes. They are designated and documented fair value hedges of intra-group loans and borrowings that qualify for hedge accounting.

At December 31, 2021, currency instruments had a positive fair value of €0.1 million.

Foreign Exchange Options and Forward Sales