Official Reserve Assets at the End of April
NBP data: At the end of April 2013, Poland's foreign exchange reserves amounted to EUR 83.5bn, or to USD 109.1bn.
On 7 May 2013, the Department of Statistics of the National Bank of Poland released the data on the country's official reserve asset holdings as at the end of April. In euro terms, these amounted to more than EUR 83.5bn, representing a decrease of EUR 1.4bn on the month before, when they reached an all-time high. Owing to movements in the euro exchange rate vis-a-vis the US dollar, Poland's official reserves, as expressed in US dollar terms, rose by USD 0.2bn, up to nearly USD 109.1bn.
The NBP invests foreign exchange reserves in typical instruments used by central banks. The bulk of these funds 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 fixed-term deposits at banks with a high credit standing and in gold.
See: Official foreign reserve holdings of the NBP »