On March 31st 2015, National Bank of Romania’s foreign exchange reserves stood at EUR 30,599 million, compared to EUR 30,482 million on February 28th 2015.
During the month, the following flows have taken place: * EUR 1,718 million inflows, representing changes in the foreign exchange reserve requirements of the credit institutions, inflows into the European Commission’s account and into the Ministry of Public Finances’ accounts representing European funds; * EUR 1,601 million outflows, representing changes in the foreign exchange reserve requirements of the credit institutions, interest and principal payments on foreign currency public debt a.s.o. Regarding the interest and principal payments on the foreign currency public debt, it includes the principal installments on Romania’s loan from the International Monetary Fund, with payments totalizing EUR 124 million equivalent, as well as the repayment of the principal and interest of the euro denominated bond issued by the Ministry of Public Finances that matured on March 18th 2014 totalizing EUR 1,050 million.
The gold stock remained unchanged at 103.7 tones. However, following the change in the international price of gold, its value amounted to EUR 3,664 million.
The international reserves of Romania (foreign currencies and gold) on March 31st 2015 stood at EUR 34,263 million, compared to EUR 34,062 million on February 28th 2015.
During the month of April 2015, the payments due on public and publicly guaranteed foreign currency denominated debt amount to approximately EUR 470 million.