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Official Reserve Asset Holdings - November 2012

Date: 07-12-2012

NBP data: On the last day of November, Poland's foreign exchange reserves as expressed in euro terms amounted to EUR 82.7 billion, i.e. over 1.2 billion more than a month before. In terms of US dollars, the stock of reserves had risen up to USD 107.5 billion.

On 7 December 2012, the National Bank of Poland released the data on the official reserve holdings as at the end of November. As expressed in euro terms, these were in excess of EUR 82.7 bn, i.e. approx. EUR 1.2 bn more than at the and of October. The stock of reserves had also risen in US dollar terms, from USD 105.9 bn at the end of October to exceed USD 107.5 bn at the end of November.

In managing the foreign exchange reserves, the National Bank of Poland strives to maximize the return on the assets, while giving priority to their safe investment and a requisite level of liquidity.

The NBP invests the funds in standard instruments used by central banks. The bulk of the reserves are invested in Treasury securities and certain amounts are held as securities issued by international institutions and government agencies. A fraction of the reserves are maintained in the form of term deposits at banks with a high credit standing and in gold.

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