The “International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity” table is prepared within the framework of the Special Data Dissemination Standards – SDDS – set by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The data are produced by the CBRT and the Undersecretariat of Treasury in line with the scope, definition, and classifications specified in the IMF Operational Guidelines.
The monthly table covers detailed information on official foreign currency assets and predetermined short-term net drains on foreign currency assets (including residual maturity) and contingent short-term net drains on foreign currency assets.
International Reserves/Foreign Currency Liquidity Developments - April 2018
Official Reserve Assets recorded USD 112 billion indicating 1.5 percent increase compared to the previous month. As regards to sub-items, foreign currency reserves increased by 2.3 percent to USD 85.3 billion, while gold reserves decreased by 1.0 percent to USD 25.1 billion.
Short term predetermined net drains of the Central Government and the CBRT (Foreign Currency Loans, Securities and Foreign Exchange Deposit Accounts of Residents Abroad within the CBRT) decreased by 7.3 percent compared to the previous month, realizing as USD 11 billion. Of this amount, USD 6.8 billion belongs to principal repayments and USD 4.2 billion to interest repayments. Regarding the maturity breakdown of the principal and interest payments, USD 1.2 billion is due in one month, USD 0.8 billion in 2-3 months, USD 9 billion in 4-12 months.
Contingent short-term net drains on foreign currency consists of “collateral guarantees on debt due within one year” and “other contingent liabilities (“Banking Sector’s Required Reserves in Blocked Accounts in Foreign Currency and Gold” and “Letters of Credit” items in the CBRT’s balance sheet). These liabilities decreased by 2.6 percent to USD 65 billion compared to the previous month.