At 31 December 2013 Cash and cash equivalents amount to €19,439 million (€17,657 million at 31 December 2012), of which €9,676 million (€8,803 million at 31 December 2012) relates to Chrysler, and consists of:
|(€ million)||At 31 December 2013||At 31 December 2012|
|Cash at banks(*)||9,923||7,568|
|Money market securities||9,516||10,089|
|Total Cash and cash equivalents||19,439||17,657|
(*) Includes bank deposits which may be used exclusively by Group companies entitled to perform specific operations (cash with a pre-determined use) amounting to €3 million at 31 December 2013 (€8 million at 31 December 2012).
These amounts include cash at banks, units in liquidity funds and other money market securities, comprising commercial papers and certificate of deposits, that are readily convertible into cash. Cash and cash equivalents are subject to an insignificant risk of changes in value, and consist of balances spread across various primary national and international banking institutions, and money market instruments.
The Group holds a subsidiary which operates in Venezuela whose functional currency is the U.S. Dollar. Pursuant to certain Venezuelan foreign currency exchange control regulations, the Central Bank of Venezuela centralizes all foreign currency transactions in the country. Under these regulations, the purchase and sale of foreign currency must be made through the Commission for the Administration of Foreign Exchange (“CADIVI”). The cash and cash equivalents denominated in VEF amounted to €270 million (VEF 2,347 million) at 31 December 2013 and €260 million (VEF 1,476 million) at 31 December 2012.