Information on Official Reserve Assets
NBP data: At the end of February 2012, Poland's foreign exchange reserves amounted to EUR 75.7 bn, or 101.9 bn in US dollar terms.
On 7 March, the National Bank of Poland released the monthly data on the level of the country's official reserve assets. According to the release, at the end of February Poland's foreign exchange reserves stood at EUR 75.7, i.e. approx. EUR 0.3 bn less than at the end of January. The decline results from movements in exchange rates, as simultaneously the US dollar-terms amount of reserves had risen, from USD 100.3 bn at the end of January to USD 101.9 bn in February, i.e. by roughly USD 1.6 bn.
In managing the foreign exchange reserves, the National Bank of Poland strives to maximize their profitability while giving priority to their safe investment and a requisite level of liquidity.
The NBP invests the reserves in instruments typically used by central banks. While the major part of the reserves is invested in government securities, certain amounts are invested in securities issued by international institutions and government agencies. A fraction of the reserves is maintained as term deposits with high rated banks and in gold.
See: NBP official reserve assets