Foreign Exchange Holdings in November 2013
NBP data: As at the end of November, Poland's official reserve asset holdings, which are managed by NBP, had risen to EUR 78.6bn, corresponding to 107bn in US dollar terms.
On 6 December, Narodowy Bank Polski posted the monthly release on the stock of the country's official reserve assets. According to the release, these amounted to EUR 78.6bn, compared with EUR 77.1bn a month earlier. Expressed in US dollar terms, Poland's foreign exchange reserve holdings were close to USD 107bn. A month ago, the figure stood at USD 105.5bn.
In managing foreign exchange reserves, Narodowy Bank Polski, while striving to maximize the return on the assets, gives priority to their safe investment and a requisite level of liquidity. NBP invests the funds in typical instruments used by central banks. The bulk of the reserves is invested in treasury securities while 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 »