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Poland's reserve assets in December 2016

Date: 05-01-2017

NBP data: At the end of December 2016, Poland’s official reserve assets managed by Narodowy Bank Polski were EUR 108.1 billion, or USD 114.4 billion.

On 5 January 2017, Narodowy Bank Polski released monthly data on the country’s official reserve asset holdings. The data show that at the end of December 2016 the holdings amounted to EUR 108.1bn, and were higher by EUR 3.9bn than at the end of November 2016. There was also an increase in the reserve holdings as expressed in US dollars ‒ of USD 3.5bn, to USD 114.4bn.

In managing foreign exchange reserves, Narodowy Bank Polski ‒ while striving to maximize the return on assets ‒ gives priority to their safe investment at the requisite level of liquidity. NBP invests the reserves 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 held in the form of term deposits at banks with a high credit standing and in gold.

See: Official foreign reserve holding of NBP »

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