Statement on the Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves of the Bank
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Statement issued by the South African Reserve Bankon the Gold and Foreign Exchange Reservesof the Bank as at 31 January 2001 2 February 2001 The Bank's provisional gross gold and foreign exchange reserves amounted to R58,5 billion as at 31 January 2001, compared to R57,0 billion as at 31 December 2000. The utilisation of foreign credit lines at the end of January 2001 amounted to R20,2 billion, compared to R19,6 billion as at the end of December 2000.The changes are in the main attributable to valuationsThe net open foreign currency position (NOFP) was US$9,5 billion at close of business on 31 January 2001, which is unchanged compared to the position as at the end of December 2000.The outstanding oversold forward book of the Bank was US$14,5 billion at close of business on 31 January 2001, which is unchanged compared to the book as at the end of December 2000.Any possible changes to these preliminary figures will be reflected in the Bank's monthly Statement of Assets and Liabilities to be published on Thursday 8 February 2001.