At the end of February 2019, the National Bank of Romania (BNR)’s foreign exchange reserves stood at EUR 32.49 million, compared to EUR 31,92 million in the previous month.
During the month, the following flows were recorded:
- EUR 1,195 million worth of inflows representing changes in credit institutions’ foreign currency-denominated required reserves, inflows into the Ministry of Public Finance’s accounts, inflows into the European Commission’s account (EUR 696 million), and other;
- EUR 626 million worth of outflows representing changes in credit institutions’ foreign currency-denominated required reserves, interest payments and principal repayments on foreign currency public debt, and other.
The gold stock remained unchanged at 103.7 tonnes. However, following the change in the international price of gold, its value amounted to EUR 3.8 million.
On 28 February 2019, Romania’s international reserves (foreign currencies and gold) stood at EUR 36.36 million, compared to EUR 35.76 million on 31 January 2019.
During March 2019, the payments due on the foreign currency-denominated public and publicly guaranteed debt amount to approximately EUR 113 million.