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October 23, 2021

International reserves, at the minimum of the last four years

On May 31st 2014, the National Bank of Romania’s (BNR) foreign exchange reserves stood at EUR 30,681 million, compared to EUR 32,440 million on April 30th 2014, a press release informs.
During the month, EUR 1,248 million inflows, representing changes in the foreign exchange reserve requirements of the credit institutions, inflows into the Ministry of Public Finances’ (MFP) accounts. Also, EUR 3,007 million outflows, representing changes in the foreign exchange reserve requirements of the credit institutions, interest and principal payments on foreign currency public debt, payments from the European Commission’s account. Regarding the interest and principal payments on the foreign currency public debt it includes the interest as well as the principal instalments on Romania’s loan from the International Monetary Fund (with BNR’s payments totalizing approximately EUR 784 million equivalent and the MFP’ payments amounting to approximately EUR 157 million equivalent) as well as the repayment of the principal and interest of the euro denominated bond issued by the MFP that matured on May 6th 2014 totalizing EUR 1,339 million.
The gold stock remained unchanged at 103.7 tonnes. However, following the change in the international price of gold, its value amounted to EUR 3,071 million. The international reserves of Romania (foreign currencies and gold) on May 31st 2014 stood at EUR 33,752 million, compared to EUR 35,557 million on April 30th 2014. During the month of June 2014, the payments due on public and publicly guaranteed foreign currency denominated debt amount to approximately EUR 667 million.

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