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Foreign exchange reserves up to EUR 32.369bn

On October 31, 2018, the National Bank of Romania’s foreign exchange reserves stood at EUR 32,369 million, compared to EUR 31,421 million on September 30, 2018.

During the month, the following flows were recorded:

–  EUR 2,723 million worth of inflows representing changes in credit institutions’ foreign currency-denominated required reserves, inflows into the Ministry of Public Finance’s accounts (including the amount resulted from the Ministry of Public Finance’s Eurobond issues with a nominal value of EUR 1,750 million), and other;

– EUR 1,775 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 currencies (EUR 939 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 3,580 million, a release on the BNR website informs.

On October 31, 2018, Romania’s international reserves (foreign currencies and gold) stood at EUR 35,949 million, compared to EUR 34,824 million on September 30, 2018.

During November 2018, the payments due on the foreign currency-denominated public and publicly guaranteed debt amount to approximately EUR 151 million.

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