Statement on the Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves of the Bank
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2020-10-08, 02:08 PM
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Information notice on the official gold and foreign exchange reserves of theSouth African Reserve Bank as at 31 August 2005 This notice provides details of the US dollar equivalent of the level of the Reserve Bank’s official gold and foreign exchange reserves as at 31 Augus 2005 published today in the Bank’s Statement of Assets and Liabilities. The notice also provides details of the level of outstanding foreign loans, the foreign exchange forward and the international liquidity position (net reserves). As at31 August 2005(‘million)As at31 July 2005(‘million)Change (‘million)Gold reserves '1$1,723$1,712$11Foreign exchange reserves$17,238$17,164$74Gross reserves$18,961$18,876$85Foreign loans-$3,485-$3,505$20Forward position '2$25$0$25International liquidity position (net reserves)$15,501$15,371$130Rand/Dollar exchange rateMarket gold price '1R6.5050$432.400R6.6250$429.600 At the end of August 2005 the official gross gold and foreign exchange reserves amounted to US$19 billion and net reserves to US$15,5 billion. The increase in the foreign exchange component of the gross reserves reflects a combination of foreign exchange operations conducted by the Reserve Bank for its own account as well as on behalf of customers and valuation adjustments. Gold reserves increased slightly due to an increase in the gold price at the end of August 2005 compared to the previous month. _____________________________1 Gold in US dollar terms is reflected at middle market rates. For reporting purposes all foreign currency figures have been converted to US dollar at middle market rates at month end.2 The forward position is made up of unsettled foreign currency spot, forward and swap transactions.