International reserves down to EUR 32.03bn in March

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On 31 March 2019, the National Bank of Romania’s foreign exchange reserves stood at EUR 32,030 million, compared to EUR 32,491 million on 28 February 2019, BNR informs in a release posted on its website.

During the month, the following flows were recorded:

  • EUR 997 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, and other;
  • EUR 1,458 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 external obligations in foreign currency (EUR 436 million), 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 3,835 million.

On 31 March 2019, Romania’s international reserves (foreign currencies and gold) stood at EUR 35,865 million, compared to EUR 36,364 million on 28 February 2019.

During April 2019, the payments due on the foreign currency-denominated public and publicly guaranteed debt amount to approximately EUR 1,208 million, the release concludes.

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