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Poland’s reserve asset holdings in January 2020

Date: 07-02-2020

NBP data: At the end of January 2020, Poland’s official reserve assets, managed by Narodowy Bank Polski, stood at EUR 113.8bn, or USD 125.5bn in US dollar terms.

On 7 February 2020, 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 113.8bn at the end of January 2020, i.e. EUR 0.7bn less than at the end of December 2019. In US dollar terms, the reserve holdings decreased by USD 2.9bn, reaching USD 125.5bn.

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 (over 70%) is invested in Treasury securities as well as securities issued by international institutions and government agencies. The remainder of the reserves is maintained in the form of term deposits at banks with a high credit standing and in monetary gold.

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