On February 28, 2013 National Bank of Romania’s foreign exchange reserves stood at EUR 32,169 million, compared to EUR 31,459 million on January 31, 2013, a press release informs. During the month, the following flows have taken place: EUR 2,158 million inflows, representing changes in the foreign exchange reserve requirements of the credit institutions, inflows into the Ministry of Public Finance’s accounts (including the euro equivalent amount of approximately EUR 1,110 million resulted from the issuance of bonds denominated in USD by the Ministry of Public Finances on the foreign market); EUR 1,448 million outflows, representing changes in the foreign exchange reserve requirements of the credit institutions, interest and principal payments on foreign currency public debt (including the amount of approximately EUR equivalent 691 million representing the payment of the fourth principal installment and interest on Romania’s loan from the International Monetary Fund). The gold stock has held steady at 103.7 tonnes. However, following the change in the international price of gold, its value amounted to EUR 4,046 million. The international reserves of Romania (foreign currencies and gold) on February 28, 2013 stood at EUR 36,215 million, compared to EUR 35,577 million on January 31, 2013. During the month of March 2013 the payments due on public and publicly guaranteed foreign currency denominated debt amount to EUR 461.58 million.