International Reserves/Foreign Currency Liquidity


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 table is produced from the data given 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 disseminated by the CBRT 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.

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International Reserves/Foreign Currency Liquidity Developments - April 2019

  • Official Reserve Assets recorded USD 92.8 billion indicating 3.6 percent decrease compared to the previous month. As regards to sub-items, foreign currency reserves decreased by 4.3 percent to USD 70.7 billion, while gold reserves decreased by 1.5 percent to USD 20.5 billion.
  • Short term predetermined net drains of the Central Government and the CBRT (foreign currency loans, securities, FX deposit liabilities) decreased by 11.1 percent on net basis compared to the previous month, realizing as USD 10.8 billion, of which USD 6.1 billion in principal repayments and USD 4.7 billion in interest repayments. Additionally, liabilities arising from the CBRT’s financial derivatives activities with resident banks and non-resident banks indicated a net stock of USD 14.9 billion, of which USD 11.9 billion is due in one month.
  • 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 remained unchanged compared to the previous month, recording USD 31.2 billion.


Data - April 2019


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