Official Reserve Assets in April
NBP data: At the end of April 2012, Poland's foreign exchange reserves as expressed in euro terms reached an all-time high. They were standing at EUR 77.6 bn, representing an increase of nearly EUR 3 bn on the month before.
According to the NBP release posted on 7 May, dollar-terms holdings of official reserve assets had also risen, from USD 99.7 at the end of March to USD 102.8 at the end of April.
In managing the foreign exchange reserves, the National Bank of Poland, while striving to maximize the return on the assets, gives priority to their safe investment and a requisite level of liquidity.
The 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: NBP official reserve assets