12/07/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/07/2017 08:25
Poland's reserve asset holdings in November 2017
NBP data: At the end of November 2017, Poland's official reserve assets, managed by Narodowy Bank Polski, stood at EUR 95.8bn, or USD 113.4bn in US dollar terms.
On 7 December Narodowy Bank Polski released the monthly data on the country's official reserve asset holdings. According to the release, these holdings expressed in euro terms amounted to EUR 95.8bn at the end of November 2017, having risen by EUR 0.7bn on the end-of-October figure. The stock of official reserves as expressed in US dollars also rose - by USD 2.7bn, to reach USD 113.4bn.
In managing foreign exchange reserves, Narodowy Bank Polski - while striving to maximize the return on the assets - gives priority to their safe investment and the requisite level of liquidity. NBP invests the reserves in typical instruments used by central banks. The bulk of the reserves is invested in Treasury securities and certain amounts are held as securities issued by international institutions and government agencies. A fraction of the reserves is maintained in the form of term deposits at banks with a high credit standing and in gold.