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Poland's reserve asset holdings in October 2018

Date: 07-11-2018

NBP data: At the end of October 2018, Poland’s official reserve assets, managed by Narodowy Bank Polski, stood at EUR 98.3bn, or USD 111.4bn in US dollar terms.

On 7 November, Narodowy Bank Polski released the monthly data on the country's official reserve asset holdings. According to the release these holdings, expressed in euro terms amounted to EUR 98.3bn at the end of October 2018, i.e. EUR 1.2bn more than at the end of September. In contrast, the stock of official reserves as expressed in US dollars decreased by USD 1.5bn, to stand at USD 111.4bn.

In managing foreign exchange reserves, Narodowy Bank Polski – while striving to maximize the return on the assets – gives priority to their safe investment and the requisite level of liquidity. NBP invests 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 small amount is maintained in the form of term deposits at banks with a high credit standing and in gold.

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