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Foreign Exchange Reserve Holdings at the End of August

Date: 06-09-2013

NBP data: On the last day of August 2013, Poland’s official reserve assets managed by NBP stood at EUR 82.6bn, equivalent of nearly USD 109.4

According to NBP’s monthly release on official reserve assets, published on 6 September 2013, the level of those assets has been relatively stable since June 2012, when their value exceeded the threshold of EUR 80bn for the first time. Since then, January 2013 was the only month in which official reserve assets dropped below this threshold (to EUR 79.6bn) to reach, two months later , i.e. in March 2013, the record high of over EUR 84.9bn.

At the end of August 2013, the value of foreign exchange assets slightly exceeded EUR 82.6bn, equivalent of almost USD 109.4bn. This figure was somewhat below the level recorded at the end of July 2013.

Narodowy Bank Polski manages foreign exchange reserve assets striving to maximize the return on the assets, yet, priority is given to ensuring their safety and achieving the necessary liquidity level. NBP invests the funds in typical 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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