Foreign Exchange Reserves at the End of June
NBP data: At the end of June 2013, foreign exchange reserves accumulated by NBP amounted to EUR 81.9bn, or to approx. 106.9bn in USD terms.
On 5 July, the National Bank of Poland published data on the stock of Poland’s foreign exchange reserves as at the end of June 2013. In euro terms, the reserves amounted to nearly EUR 81.9bn, compared with EUR 84.7bn at the end of May. Expressed in USD terms, the reserve assets stood at approx. USD 106.9bn, which was also a lower figure than the USD 110.2bn seen in May.
Analysts of the NBP Statistics Department explain that lower stock of reserves in June resulted from, among other factors, exchange rate differences due to zloty depreciation vis-a-vis the euro and the US dollar.
The NBP invests the funds 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: NBP Official Reserve Asset Holdings »