BNR’s foreign reserves, slightly up


On January 31, 2014 National Bank of Romania’s foreign exchange reserves stood at EUR 32,913 million, compared to EUR 32,525 million on December 31, 2013, central bank informs in a press release.
During the month, the following flows have taken place: EUR 3,594 million inflows, representing changes in the composition of the foreign exchange reserve requirements of the credit institutions, inflows into the European Commission’s account, inflows into the Ministry of Public Finances’ accounts (including the amount resulted from the issuance of bonds both on the domestic and foreign markets) a.s.o.; EUR 3,206 million outflows, representing the lowering of the foreign exchange reserve requirements rate of the credit institutions, interest and principal payments on foreign currency public debt a.s.o. The gold stock remained unchanged at 103.7 tonnes. However, following the change in the international price of gold, its value amounted to EUR 3,070 million. The international reserves of Romania (foreign currencies and gold) on January 31, 2014 stood at EUR 35,983 million, compared to EUR 35,434 million on December 31, 2013. During the month of February 2014, the payments due on public and publicly guaranteed foreign currency denominated debt amount to approximately EUR 1,173 million.

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