Statement on the Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves of the Bank
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2020-10-08, 02:05 PM
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Information notice on the official gold and foreign exchange reserves of theSouth African Reserve Bank as at 31 July 2008 This notice provides detail of the US dollar equivalent of the level of the South African Reserve Bank’s official gold and foreign exchange reserves and the level of outstanding foreign loans published today in the Bank’s Statement of Assets and Liabilities as at 31 July2008. It also presents the level of foreign exchange forward and international liquidity positions as at the same date. As at31 July 2008(million)As at30 June 2008(million)Change (million)Gold reserves (1)US$3 666US$3 717-US$51Foreign exchange reservesUS$31 338US$31 137US$201Gross reservesUS$35 004US$34 854US$150Foreign loans-US$895-US$1 144US$249Forward position (2)US$62US$52US$10International liquidity position(Net reserves)US$34 171US$33 762US$409EUR/US$ exchange rateGBP/US$ exchange rateUS$/ZAR exchange rateMarket gold price (1)Statutory gold priceUS$1.5677US$1.98745R7.3300US$917.00R6 721.61US$1.5757US$1.9935R7.81500US$929.80R7 266.39 The official gross gold and foreign exchange reserves and the international liquidity position increased to US$35,0 billion and US$34,2 billion, respectively, at the end of July 2008. The change in the foreign exchange reserves reflects the usual foreign exchange operations of the Bank, repayment of foreign loans and valuation adjustments. 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 comprises unsettled foreign currency spot transactions.