Foreign Exchange Reserves in December 2013
NBP data: As at the end of December 2013, Poland's official reserve assets managed by NBP stood at EUR 77.1bn, or 106.2bn in US dollar terms.
On 7 January Narodowy Bank Polski posted the monthly release on the country's official reserve asset holdings. According to the release, these amounted to EUR 77.1bn, compared with EUR 78.6bn a month earlier. In US dollar terms, Poland's foreign exchange reserves stood at USD 106.2bn. A month ago, the figure was USD107bn.
In managing foreign exchange reserves, Narodowy Bank Polski, while striving to maximize the return on the assets, gives priority to their safe investment and a requisite level of liquidity. NBP invests the funds in typical instruments used by central banks. The bulk of the reserves is invested in treasury securities and certain amounts are held as securities issued by international institutions and government agencies. A fraction of the reserves is maintained in the form of term deposits at banks with a high credit standing and in gold.
See: Official foreign reserve holdings of the NBP »