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BNR: International reserves – August 2021

On 31 August 2021, the National Bank of Romania’s foreign exchange reserves stood at EUR 41,616 million, compared to EUR 39,008 million on 31 July 2021.

 

During the month, the following flows were recorded:

  • EUR 3,343 million worth of inflows representing: changes in credit institutions’ foreign currency-denominated required reserves with the NBR; inflows into the Ministry of Finance’s accounts; the crediting of Romania’s SDR account following the IMF’s new general allocation (with the quota of SDR 1,736 million, equivalent to approximately EUR 2,100 million) on 23 August 2021; inflows into the European Commission’s account and other;

  • EUR 735 million worth of outflows representing: changes in credit institutions’ foreign currency-denominated required reserves with the NBR; interest payments and principal repayments on foreign currency public debt and other.

 

The gold stock remained steady at 103.6 tonnes. However, following the change in the international price of gold, its value amounted to EUR 5,114 million.

 

On 31 August 2021, Romania’s international reserves (foreign currencies and gold) stood at EUR 46,730 million, compared to EUR 44,130 million on 31 July 2021.

During September 2021, the payments due on the foreign currency-denominated public and publicly guaranteed debt amount to approximately EUR 74 million.

 

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