Official Reserve Assets at the End of May
NBP data: In May, Poland's foreign exchange reserves increased, both in euro and in USD terms. At the end of the previous month, they amounted to almost EUR 84.7bn, equivalent of close to USD 110.2bns.
On 7 June, the Department of Statistics of the National Bank of Poland released the data on the stock of foreign exchange reserves as at the end of May. In euro terms, these reserves amounted to nearly EUR 84.7bn, i.e. EUR 1.1bn less than a month before. This represents the second highest reserve figure on record - only slightly below the March 2013 level of EUR 84.9bn. Expressed in USD terms, official reserve assets increased as well, from approx. USD 109.1bn to approx.USD 110.2bn.
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.
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