Foreign Exchange Reserve Holdings in September 2013
NBP data: At the end of September 2013, Poland’s official reserve assets managed by NBP stood at EUR 79.1 billion, the equivalent of nearly USD 106.9 billion.
According to NBP’s monthly release on official reserve assets, published on 7 October 2013, at the end of September the assets amounted to over EUR 79.1 billion; at the end August the figure was EUR 82.6 billion. In USD terms, the value of foreign exchange reserve holdings was almost 106.9 bn and approximately 109.4 bn, respectively.
Narodowy Bank Polski is responsible for managing foreign exchange reserve assets, striving to maximize the return of the assets, yet priority is given to ensuring their safety and achieving the necessary liquidity level. NBP invests the funds in typical instruments used by central banks. The bulk of the reserves are invested in Treasury securities and certain amounts are held at securities issued by international institutions and government agencies. A fraction of the reserves are maintained in the form of term deposits at banks with high credit rating and in gold.
See: NBP Official Reserve Asset Holdings »