Romania’s forex reserves declined to EUR 35.4 bln in September

Sorin Melenciuc 01/10/2019 | 14:09

The foreign exchange reserves of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) declined in September by EUR 196 million up to EUR 35.42 billion.

According to the BNR, there were inflows of EUR 1.02 billion in September representing changes in credit institutions’ foreign currency-denominated required reserves, inflows into the Ministry of Public Finance’s accounts, and other.

In the same time, outflows amounted EUR 1.21 billion last month, representing changes in credit institutions’ foreign currency-denominated required reserves, interest payments and principal repayments on foreign currency public debt, and other.

In July, the forex reserves of the central bank surged by EUR 2.9 billion mainly due to Finance Ministry’s Eurobond issues with a nominal value of EUR 2 billion.

The gold stock slightly declined to 103.6 tonnes, from 103.7 tonnes in August, and its value slightly decreased to EUR 4.54 billion in September, according to BNR.

In October, the payments due on the forex public and publicly guaranteed debt amount to EUR 264 million.

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