Statement on the Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves of the Bank
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Information notice on the official gold and foreign exchange reserves of theSouth African Reserve Bank as at 30 April 2007 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 30 April 2007, published today in the Bank’s Statement of Assets and Liabilities. The notice also provides details of the level of outstanding foreign loans, foreign exchange forward and international liquidity positions. As at30 April 2007(‘million)As at31 March 2007(‘million)Change '3 (‘million)Gold reserves '1US$2 715US$2 642US$73Foreign exchange reservesUS$24 307US$23 876US$431Gross reservesUS$27 022US$26 518US$504Foreign loans-US$2 492-US$2 692US$200Forward position '2US$63US$144-US$81International liquidity position(Net reserves)US$24 593US$23 970US$623Dollar/Rand exchange rateMarket gold price '1Statutory gold priceR7.0650US$680.400R4 807.03R7.2750US$662.250R4 817.87 At the end of April 2007 the official gross gold and foreign exchange reserves amounted to US$27,0 billion and the international liquidity position to US$24,6 billion. The increase in reserves reflects a combination of valuation adjustments, as well as the SARB’s usual foreign exchange operations. The improvement in the international liquidity position also reflects the final prepayment of US$200 million of the 3 year US$1 billion syndicated loan entered into in July 2004._________________________________________________________________________________________ 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 outstanding forward contracts and unsettled foreign currency spot transactions.3 Figures might not add up due to rounding.