Poland’s reserve assets in April 2017
NBP data: At the end of April 2017, Poland’s official reserve assets, managed by Narodowy Bank Polski, stood at EUR 100.4bn or USD 109.4bn in US dollar terms.
On 5 May 2017, NBP released data on the country’s official reserve asset holdings. According to the release, these amounted to EUR 100.4bn as at the end of April 2017, i.e. EUR 4.3bn less than at the end of March. There was also a decrease in the reserve holdings expressed in US dollars – of USD 2.6bn to USD 109.4bn.
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 the reserves 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 holding of NBP »